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Hi! I’m Kristen Shelton, a user experience researcher and accessibility advocate in Harrisburg, PA.

The thoughts and ideas expressed here are entirely my own, and do not represent the opinions of my employer.

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Data Hunter-Gatherer.  Lifelong learner.  Omnivore.

My current role is the beautiful intersection of data and helping people.  Plus there are snacks.  If you’re a citizen of Pennsylvania, I am your Citizen Advocate.

Do you have insight into making interactions with the Pennsylvania state government better?  I especially value perspectives from people in under-represented communities and people who have feedback about visual and/or hearing impairment and accessibility.  Get in touch!

Tableau Desktop Specialist as of May 2019.  Next up:  ITIL certification.

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Meet Me – September/October

In the last week of September/beginning of October this year, I will be in Kansas City, Missouri for the NIC Tech Conference.  I’ll be giving a presentation, Intro to Dataviz!  I’d love to meet folks from nearby to talk shop or find interesting restaurants.  What are the best spots in KC?  Who’s doing interesting work?  …

Meet Me – August 2019

In August 2019 I will be attending WordCamp Lehigh Valley!  I’m so excited to see the lineup of great speakers and presenters, and learn everything I can in one short day!

Why I Left You: A Love Letter to State Government

What is the one idea that haunts you and won’t let go?  In December 2018, after the flurry of activity from Code4PA, I applied to work for the Wolf Administration.  For fun, I’ll post the cover letter I included in its entirety.  I reference pie.