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What I do at iFixit

I manage iFixit's email program and support other assorted marketing efforts. Sign up to read my novice Star Wars jokes.

Why I work at iFixit

I'm not a naturally handy person. I come from a lineage of Midwestern farmers and DIYers, but I was born and raised in Silicon Valley and went to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo for journalism. In fact, you can usually find me consuming massive amounts of information via the Internet, consequently pondering the reasons for our existence, then occasionally taking my body to yoga or the tennis court to remember I live a physical existence.

But I'd like to think that makes me one of the kinds of people iFixit wants to reach: someone who's concerned about the burning state of our world but is afraid to confront the material realities driving said state. Repair is an effective way to get in touch with the forces that shape our world and the things that fill it. The most sustainable anything is the one that’s already in your apartment/car/pocket/hand, so every time we fix something instead of replacing it, the more we can focus on the important things in life: our families, friends, hobbies, art. And, repair helps people believe in themselves, which is all we can really do sometimes.

That being said, I’ve replaced several batteries in my time at iFixit, and I now get excited whenever someone asks me why their PS4 controller is broken or they think they need a new phone but there’s really just lint in their charging port. It feels pretty good.

What else

  • My favorite movie(s) is the Before trilogy by Richard Linklater, which is embarrassing, and I obsessively check my Letterboxd.
  • I love editing resumes, blogs, college application essays… seriously email me if you need something edited and I’ll probably respond.
  • I was a ball kid for professional tennis tournaments growing up. One time Mardy Fish hit me in the stomach with a serve and I fell over in the middle of a match.
  • I spent the summer working from Iceland this year and was able to hike to the Geldingadalir volcano.