Elizabeth Yalkut

Front-End Developer

I'm here to make the internet better: more accessible, tidier, and easier to navigate. I believe in creativity, code review, and compassion.

I'm not currently looking for a full-time position, and I am very limited in the number and scope of freelance projects I can take on. If you're a recruiter, please do not contact me.


Digital Scholarship Front-End Developer

Senior Front-End Developer

  • Served as team Senior Front-End Developer
    • Designed and developed dashboard of donor impact website
    • Enhanced functionality of Paragraph-based content components
  • Oversaw portfolio of over 40 Drupal 8 and 9 sites, including hms.harvard.edu and all associated sites:
    • Increased SiteImprove accessibility score for hms.harvard.edu from 66.5/100 in 2019 to 92.5/100 in 2021, largely through theme improvements (e.g., improved link styles; semantic refactoring of templates)
    • Managed sprint deployments to Acquia platform
  • Created custom Drupal 8 module to allow site editors to update text and links in an SVG
  • Created bash scripts to automate local development workflow
  • Mentored junior developer, including detailed review of pull requests and pair programming

Associate Web Developer

Web Developer

  • Maintained the Columbia Alumni Association and Giving websites, both built in Drupal 6
  • Redesigned and redeveloped the internal Human Resources Planning & Performance Tool, including user testing, front- and back-end development, and user training
  • Led development of the Columbia Alumni Association Arts Access site, including managing a contractor
  • Implemented automated testing and documentation of front-end code

Front-End Developer

  • Served as front-end lead on relaunch of MacArthur Foundation website
  • Created CSS and HTML for relaunch of Brookings Institute website, as part of a five-person team


  • Conducted A/B testing to improve user conversion rates
  • Created individually branded microsites for campaigns


Barnard College, Columbia University, Bachelor of Arts, History, May 2011

I wrote my senior thesis on the development of intellectual property law in eighteenth-century England, with particular reference to gender.

Courses include: Statistics, Research Seminar in History, Public Speaking

Emma Willard School, Diploma, June 2004