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Africa Mincey (She/her)

Resumé

Currently living in

Baltimore, Maryland, US

Willing to relocate

Work Preferences

RemoteHybrid

Open to roles

Long Term Employee

Hi, I’m Africa! I am a web developer, accessibility specialist, and former occupational therapist. I enjoy: - community building, blogging and content creation - creating dynamic, human centered web applications that focus on user wellness - advocating for the well-being of developers and end users - working with technology to increase accessibility for neurodivergent individuals + those with cognitive, physical, +/ emotional needs

Ideal Workplace Values

Compassionate and innovative inclusive spaces.


Skills and Strengths

My Neuro-exceptional talent

I am able to work on projects with great intensity and a lot of passion. I'm able to look at things from a different angle and come up with creative solutions to complex problems.

Top 5 Soft Skills

CollaborationWorking AutonomouslyLeadershipAdaptabilityCritical Thinking

Inclusion Essentials

Accommodations

Send questions in advanceExtra timeStanding desksErgonomic seatingNoise-cancelling headphonesQuiet / individual workspaces

Environments I'm comfortable with

Working with animals
Driving a vehicle
Working with food
Interaction with the public
Heavy lifting
Bright or blinking lights
Loud noises
Outdoors or places with strong smells
Standing for long periods
Variable temperatures
Uniforms (hard hat, hair net, etc.)

Experience

Check out my work

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Your Stretch Break
Working since Jan 2022

software engineer - 100devs

Collaborated with a team of developers to build modern and responsive web applications using best practices including OOP and MVC architecture Designed and built semantically structured full stack web applications using RESTful APIs, and the MERN stack Applied agile methodologies like SCRUM for project management to produce robust front end and back end features for web applications in two - four-week sprints Created digital communities and led virtual group meetings for technology professionals centered on skill and relationship building Advocated for and led presentations for developers on a variety of technical subjects including web accessibility, Javascript for new developers and human centered design

MongoDBCascading Style Sheets CSSNode.jsJavaScriptHTMLCollaborationVisual communicationNetworking
Worked for 2 years, 6 months from Dec 2019 to Jun 2022

Occuaptional Therapist - Global Teletherapy

Improved therapy goal success rate for students by 30% over previous years via improving design and interactive components in virtual classrooms and digital learning materials Increased therapy funding and implementation of assistive technology devices (communication devices, specialized keyboards, speech-to-text, etc) via goal tracking, documentation, and district-wide presentations Advocated for students with disabilities by consulting with education and medical teams on accommodations to increase accessibility using hardware and software

Virtual Case ManagementSection 508Accessibility Testingwcagassistive technology
Worked for 1 years, 0 months from Aug 2019 to Aug 2020

Adjunct Professor Clinical Supervisor - Towson University

Led, and evaluated students in virtual simulation labs and in university classrooms for clinical learning Developed curriculum and training plans that covered the entire graduate therapy program of 200 students Transformed, refined, and implemented changes to increase workflow within the university digital documentation system

Section 508teachingassistive technologyuniversal designvirtual reality
Worked for 3 years, 1 months from Aug 2016 to Aug 2019

Travel Occupational Therapist - Soliant Healthcare

Determined assistive technology needs, improved evaluation process with streamlined assessments Lead seminars and health training for education staff to increase knowledge on assistive technology use Improved special education departments' funding and resources using detailed research implementation, planning, and presentations to stakeholders

Case management softwarePatient electronic medical record EMR softwareassistive technologyuniversal design

Education and Credentials

Attended for 2 years from 2014 to 2016

Nova Southeastern University

Master's degree - Occupational Therapy