Benjamin Shoemake
benjam!

Technology Director // Class of 2016
Majoring in Mathematics, Gender Studies

Email: shoemabr@whitman.edu; mail@benjam.xyz
Twitter: @literallybenjam
Website: benjam.xyz


Bio: Born and raised in the Inland Northwest, benjam! grew up around small towns and 100° weather. She is currently pursuing a double-major in Mathematics and Gender Studies. Her interests include web design, languages, and telling stories.

Statement: When I first applied for the position of ASWC Technology Director in the spring of 2014, I had relatively little experience managing WordPress and next-to-no knowledge of how ASWC operated. Over the course of the following year, I gradually learned the ropes and began redesigning parts of the ASWC website, with an emphasis on increasing usability and flow. But there is still work to be done.

Over the course of the 2015-2016 school year, I plan to work on several improvements to ASWC’s online presence, with a focus on increasing accessibility of information and providing mechanisms for ASWC-supported organizations to connect with the student body. If you have ideas on any of these topics, or think there’s something I’m forgetting, don’t hesitate to get ahold of me: My ASWC email is aswc_tech@whitman.edu.

Positions Held:

  • Technology Director (Fall 2014–Present)