Hi, I’m April.
I’ve worked in tech for the past nine years (with a brief stint in at the New York Daily News), building systems and teams for Venmo and PayPal. My professional specializations are in scaling, payments technology, fraud/disputes, and risk/regulations.
While learning on the job (and there’s been a lot of that) I’ve stayed engaged with things I love: I’ve worked as a freelance writer and been on staff at The Jewelry Icon since 2013, interviewing design masters in the world of jewelry like Wallace Chan, Silvia Furmanovich, Darcy Miro, and the Hemmerle family. I also dabble in jewelry design with my own small brand, A Pop of Color.
I grew up on the Eastside of Los Angeles. I enjoy travel (sometimes solo) and photographing the things I see.