Born and raised in Northeast Philadelphia, Charlene comes from a Fine Arts background and received her BFA in painting and drawing from Tyler School of Art Temple University. After graduating from art school, she worked in the leasing industry and discovered a passion for website technologies while creating marketing materials for an apartment community using basic HTML. She taught herself how to code, put together a portfolio, and began her web development career by interning at a Drupal agency in Old City Philadelphia. Since then, she has come to love Drupal and continues on her quest to learn everything about the CMS. After maintaining the websites and web applications for a local university, Charlene missed the agency life and came to O3 World. Charlene also holds a Certificate in Social Media Marketing from the University of the Arts.