About

Reality

I’m a 2014 psychology graduate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Athletics have always been a part of my life mainly in the form of soccer, lifting, hiking, and biking. I’m generally up for any form of caffeine especially if it comes with a side of good conversation. If you’ve spent any time with me, you’ll quickly notice that I love to ask questions and like to hang out in the deeper end of life. I hope you’ll join me there.

Currently, I’m nomading across the world choosing longing and redefining what the idea of “home” means to me while working as a WordPress Product Liaison at Automattic. You can read about how I made my way to Automattic here. Ultimately, I am looking forward to seeing where I end up in this world and who influences me along the way. I believe in the power of little things and try to capture them through photography.

Philosophy

“What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the mornings, what you will do with your evenings, how you spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything.” -Pedro Arrupe

Aim

Learn something new everyday and lessen the sufferings of others (inspired by Neal deGrasse Tyson’s quote)

Dream

Own a coffee shop designed for facilitating connections between people.

Articles

Entrevista a una persona de intermediación dentro de Automattic

An interview with Anne McCarthy on WordPress’s coolest new project: the Museum of Block Art

Meet Anne from Jetpack: Philosopher, Nomad, Happiness Engineer

A Burning Flame and No Red Tape

In 2017, Your Coworkers Will Live Everywhere

Next Stop for Accelerate.LGBT: Dublin, Ireland

Meet Anne: A Slap-In-The-Face Interview With a Child of Surrogacy

My Interview With Anne, a Child of Surrogacy (Part 2)

Troves We Love: Uplift

Client Happiness at Earnest: The “Personal” in Personal Finance

One Carolina student worker’s path to her dream IT job

Trinity Prep teammates come first with Anne McCarthy

Speaking/Panels

ERG Leadership panel for Out in Tech’s 2nd Annual Leadership Training Institute (Nov 19th, 2020)

Case Study: The Making of Open-Source Story by Yoast with WordPress Blocks (Dec 10, 2020)

Updates on WordPress Site-Editor (FSE) and Themes (January 29, 2021)

This Week in WordPress #154 (March 15, 2021)

This Week in WordPress #158 (April 12, 2021)

Full Site Editing for WordPress Overview (April 15, 2021)

WP Tavern Jukebox: Anne McCarthy on How Full Site Editing Will Impact WordPress (April 21, 2021)

Preparing for the future of WordPress (May 11, 2021)

Do The Woo #128 (June 10, 2021)

WordCamp Japan: Story of Full Site Editing (June 24, 2021)

WordCamp Santa Clarita: What’s Coming to 5.8 & the Story of the Outreach Program (July 18, 2021)

WP Campus: Overview of Full Site Editing (September 22, 2021)

FSE Roundtable for the WordPress London Meetup (September 30th, 2021)

WordCamp Taiwan Keynote on Exploring WordPress 5.9 (December 11th, 2021)

GoDaddy WordPress Trends to Watch in 2022 Panel (December 13th, 2021)

This Week in WordPress #190 (December 21st, 2021)

Post Status Excerpt Podcast (December 29th, 2021)

Torque Social Hour (Jan 12th, 2022)

This Week in WordPress #202 (March 29th, 2022)

WordPress 6.0 Product Walkthrough (April 2022)

Episode 225 Block Museum and WordPress 6.0 (April 20th, 2022)

What’s coming in WordPress? (April 27th, 2022)

Women in Tech: The Importance of Testing with Anne McCarthy (June 13th, 2022)

Gutenberg Times Live Q & A: Block First Approach at the Pew Research Center (July 22nd, 2022)

Reclaim Hosting’s Community Chat on FSE (August 10th, 2022)


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