About Me

Full-Stack Developer | Traveler | Writer

Hi there. I’m Maria, a web developer, project manager, and entrepreneur, based in Shanghai China since 2014.

Welcome to my corner of the web. Skipping Customs is a place where I share my musings about navigating life as an American expat, my travels to Southeast Asia and to Europe, and the ups and downs of the dizzying tech scene here in Shanghai.

Some things I like:

  • Cold, long winters
  • Leg warmers
  • API Frameworks
  • Cherry Pie
  • Gosse Beer

Some things I don’t like:

  • Celery
  • Meaningless conversations
  • Early morning workouts
  • Scotch Whiskey
  • JavaScript libraries



A short selection of my writing around the internet:

Snacks Quarterly – To Fall in Love with Anyone, Eat Street Food (March 2014)

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