I am a user interaction designer with a background in sound and video production and education research. I'm passionate about informatics – and applying research to action. I am a rock climber and photographer, personally, and am dedicated to expanding my abilities and making myself uncomfortable. I surround myself with people who know more than I do and grow every day because of it.
I'm currently seeking a UX research and interaction design position.
As a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Information who specialized in human computer interaction, I've focused my love of learning in a deliberate, goal-oriented manner.
Early in life, physics inspired me most. Coming to understand systems and relationships in nature drew the focus of my undergraduate education to engineering. I first encountered user-centered design in this context - sound engineering – where I tackled the design challenge of optimizing recordings for varied listening situations using my understanding of acoustics and production techniques.
This background and my work developing online courses for mathematics education research projects guided me to pivot my career focus to user experience. Building for users' needs is a nuanced process – and the aspect of innovation most directly correlated to a project's success.
Master of Science in Information, April 2017
Specialization: Human-Computer Interaction »
Bachelor of Science in Engineering, magna cum laude, May 2006
Bachelor of Arts in English, magna cum laude, May 2006
Creator-member of a student-run research collective and design studio that pushes design past traditional mobile and desktop applications and fosters connections with international makerspaces
Organizer, volunteer coordinator, and coder for local branch of national organization devoted to the preservation of government-funded research data
With a four-person interdisciplinary team, partnered with local stakeholders to develop a proposal for community land use on the original site of Tiger Stadium
Created a design idea to pitch to New York City startups through fast-paced 5 week program