Larissa C. Brown



Mills College
BA. in Women's Studies
Trustee Scholar
Honors at Entrance
Honors at Graduation

Episcopal Divinity School
Coursework in Feminist Liberation Theology


September 1997-Present, Sun Microsystems

Solaris Beta Web Engineer:

Design and implement web site for delivery of documentation, patches, servuce and support information to Beta Testers. Also interface bug reports and other forms with Oracle database and maintain constant contact with Beta Testers. Writing, HTML, editing, forms, customer service skills all constantly employed.

Reseller Web Content Manager:

Web maintenance and design for a large (15,000 hits a day) password-protected site designed for Sun Resellers. HTML, FTP, graphics, research, editing, writing, and and interviewing skills employed. Member of a small team (5 people) dedicated to top quality creative work.

March 1997- September 1997, Associate, Phoenix Technical Publications.

Created technical manuals and documents as a part of a small contract tech writing team. Editing, some writing, on-line documentation, CD design, desktop publishing, pre-press work, graphic editing, marketing, web page design and basic HTML authoring, as well as general office administration. Clients include: Oracle, Phillips, AG, BioRad and other major Bay Area technical companies.

September 1996 - Present, Independent Consultant

Create own client base for part-time consulting jobs including in-home computer education, desktop publishing, computer troubleshooting and repair, and Internet research.

September 1996 - March 1997, Computer Services Consultant, Kinko's

Designed and printed Invitations, Business Cards and Business Accessories, Cookbooks, Newsletters, Menus, and other desktop publishing. Editing, data base creation and a myriad of other tasks performed for a diverse client base. Assisted in-store computer customers and DTP clients. Maintained 8 Macintosh, 6 PC and 2 Silicon Graphics Computers and Ethernet. Web Page Authoring, stress management, conflict management, and customer service Skills also heavily employed.

June 1996 - May 1997, Consultant, Shelley Taylor and Associates

Various editing, writing, design, research and other assignments, including editing, research assistance and layout of a 300 page corporate finance disclosure research paper and three relational databases, Edited ad compiled newsletters, and assisted in organizing a large international conference (SemInvest '97).

January -June 1995, Administrative Assistant, Silicon Graphics (Contract)

Executive Assistant to the Director of Community Affairs. Extensive word processing and data base maintenance, as well as general upkeep of the Community Affairs and Government Affairs department office in which the main tasks were grant distribution, corporate community relations and the annual food and blood drives, as well as organizing meetings, and follow-up with government contacts.

June - December 1994, Intern, Herstory for Futures Unlimited

Researched, wrote and edited women's history curriculum for elementary schools. Directed the theatrical production section of the pilot project for the theater arts component of the curriculum. Wrote grant proposals, performed desktop publishing, volunteer coordination and training, and other tasks.

September 1991 to April 1994, Tutor and Counselor, Mills College Upward Bound

Tutored Oakland High School students in English, math, Spanish, Computers and basic academic skills and provided mentoring and Academic planning assistance as part of the Upward Bound program, a government-sponsored educational and personal enrichment program for at-risk youth..

Web Sites I've Worked On: (password-protected) (password-protected) (personal page-in progress)

References, Writing Samples, and Design Portfolio Available Upon Request

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