This blog entry is part of a series introducing Library of Virginia employees and exploring what they do day-to-day. If you are interested in what goes on behind the scenes, entries in this series are collected under the tag 7 Questions.
What is your background?
I was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, where I attended Richmond Community High School and graduated from VCU with a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems. I am the youngest of four children and the second person in my family to graduate college.
How do you explain what you do to others?
I am a web developer, so I basically tell people I make websites to keep it simple.
Have you held other positions at the Library? If so, what?
No, this is my first position at the Library.
How has technology affected your current job?
Technology has affected my job tremendously. With the constant innovation of technology there is always a demand for new and innovative web applications. Modern technology has paved the way for multi-functional technologies like smartphones. One important aspect to my job is to ensure websites are mobile-friendly. Technology has made all of our lives easier and faster, especially during this pandemic.
Describe your best day at the Library of Virginia.
It’s hard to pick one day because every day has been my best day at LVA. Every day there is always something new to do and there is never a dull moment at the Library. I enjoy working with my colleagues each and every day.
What was your first paid job?
My first paid job was a bagger at Martin’s in high school.
What would people be surprised to find out about you?
I have a black belt in Karate.