Hi! I’m Shea.

Born in Cameroon and raised in Japan, the U.S., and China, I’m what they call a Third Culture Kid. If you’ve ever had trouble answering the question “Where are you from?”, you can probably relate. I’ve lived more than a third of my life outside the U.S. but now I live in Chicago.

I love learning how things work and exploring new technologies—physics was my favorite class in High School and “How It’s Made” is one of my favorite T.V. shows. That’s why I studied Integrated Science and Technology at James Madison University, concentrating in Engineering & Manufacturing, Information Knowledge Management, and Energy. Learn about the B.S. degree in ISAT here.

During my senior year at JMU, I took the lead in developing a Facebook application using PHP, MySQL, and Amazon Web Services. It was one of the most interesting and fulfilling challenges I have ever taken on! The team and I wrote a business plan for the app and won second-place at JMU’s 2008 Venture Creation competition. You can learn more about the project here.

After spending a few years at KPMG auditing the I.T. systems of Federal institutions and teaching English to students of all ages in China, I joined Uber’s corporate team in Chicago. I contributed to growing the supply-side of the business, managing several logistics projects. I also laid the foundations for its Partner Support Center, developing policies & procedures and growing the team from two to over 30 specialists.

Recalling how much I enjoyed my senior project, I left Uber to pursue a long-cherished desire to become a Web Developer. After researching the many educational options available, I joined Dev Bootcamp in September 2015 and graduated in February 2016.

Now, I am on a life-long journey of practicing my craft. You can click here to read insights I glean along this journey or explore some projects I’ve created recently.

I love to turn ideas into reality. If you’re interested in white boarding, wire framing, or even diving into the technical details of an idea, send me an email and let’s talk!