Volunteer Profile of the Month

Mikal Morello of Tufts University

Front-End Web Developer
Tufts University
Medford, Massachusetts

Mikal has been a front-end web developer for Tufts University’s digital services since 2016. He has been involved with the CASE District I conference since 2013, when he applied without “knowing all that much about it,” but says he has since become enamored with the volunteer work.

 Mikal talks about advancement and his CASE experience.

Q: Describe your role at Tufts.

A: I’ve been at Tufts a year and a half. I’m a front-end web developer for the digital services team.

We manage all the high-level, top-level university websites and lead the strategy for online communications and the online brand.

Q: What is most rewarding about your work?

A: I most enjoy the technology, the design, and the strategy. I also enjoy being able to support the university mission in higher education, to push the boundaries of Tufts’s digital presence, and to work on major projects. For instance, I worked on Tufts Magazine, which has a New York Times-style website that pushes the platform and the boundaries of online storytelling.

Q: What have you done with CASE District I?

A: I started volunteering as marketing co-chair five or six years ago for the annual conference. In that position I managed the online marketing for the conference. Then I also undertook redesigning and developing the website on the WordPress platform, and improving the overall user experience.