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Hi Habbos, :-)
I know some of you are coming to check out this web site. I am thrilled that anyone would want to read my writing and look at the work I've done in online communities. If anyone saw personal details on this site, they are very much out of date. So if you did see an address and phone number, don't bother the new owners. :-) As for my last name, it is what it is, but I'm taking it off so my habbo friends won't worry too much. Best to everyone, and hope you enjoy the site. -- BA

Objective: a position in online community management

Communities Founded

Communities I wrote for


School Experience:

Interactive Telecommunications Program, NYU

9/97 - present

Finishing up a masters degree with two independent studies, which I will do from California.

Among the courses taken:

  • database programming MS SQL / Visual InterDev
  • sound lab and advanced sound lab (MIDI)
  • digital spaces (working in Macromedia Director and QTVR)
  • designing experience
  • interactive narrative
  • web design
  • entrepreneurship and new media

Subjects learned independently (a continuous process of study):

  • cgi/perl
  • digital networks

Fashion Institute of Technology Tech Prep Program

9/96 to 7/97

Administrative Assistant

  • responsible for program finances, technical training
  • responded to needs of faculty and staff
  • provided web training sessions to faculty
  • created databases to organize different sets of students (in MS Word)
  • ordered and installed new equipment
  • set up office with internet access to FIT student information system

NYU Department of Teaching and Learning

10/91 to 10/95

Program Secretary

  • interacted with faculty, students and staff
  • solved problems using NYU's Student Information System (SIS)
  • researched topics for professors on the internet
  • taught students, whose language was not English, to use the internet
  • did registration transactions on SIS
  • wrote correspondence
  • did troubleshooting for desktop computer problems (PC and Mac)

Carnegie Hall

10/90 - 7/91

Ticket Coordinator

  • responded to the ticket needs of major donors, artists, diplomats, executives, and politicians
  • did transactions on the box office computer system
  • allocated the limited number of house seats fairly between all the competing interests

Other Education:

9/76 - 6/82

Manhattan School of Music: Bachelor of Music in violin performance Freelanced in Broadway shows and chamber orchestras in NY until 1985. Was a copy editor from 1985 until 1990.

Computer Experience:

  • Operating Systems I can work on: Mac OS, UNIX (RedHat Linux), X windowing system, Microsoft Windows (3.11/95/98/NT)
  • Software: Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, Sound Designer, SoundEdit 16, Director (light), BBEdit, Fetch, telnet, Pine, Microsoft Word, Excel, MS SQL Server, Visual InterDev, mysql
  • Languages: html, cgi/perl, SQL, Lingo (light)

References available upon request.