■ Stephanie Leary began designing websites out of boredom in high school. After earning a B.A. in English literature, she discovered that her skill with HTML had saved her from a career in the food services industry. In 2002, she became the web designer for the Texas A&M University Health Science Center, where she established accessibility and web standards. She also pioneered the use of blogs to manage press releases, columns, and newsletters. While at the HSC, she teamed up with web designers from the main University campus to offer free workshops in standards-based design and CSS. Eventually, this core group founded Uweb, a grassroots organization for web education and advocacy at Texas A&M. Stephanie now works for the University Writing Center and manages several campus departments' websites in WordPress.
Alter winning one of the coveted red staplers at HighEdWeb in 2005, Stephanie joined the conference's programming committee and has since overseen the tracks in Usability/Accessibility/Design and Social Media. In 2006, Stephanie and Sarah Schroeder combined their interests in writing and web design to opened Paged Media, a freelance business catering to authors and other publishing professionals.
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