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A BIT ABOUT ME

I am a user experience practitioner with experience working on multi-disciplinary projects across industries ranging from technology to retail to healthcare. I have functioned on product, business intelligence, and web teams, most recently focusing on B2B websites. 

 

I have a passion for solving complex problems to improve experiences for users. I am particularly interested in information architecture, accessibility, and visual design. Going beyond creativity and strategy, I lean in to the research. My approach is to bridge the gap between user research and design thinking to challenge my designs with qualitative and quantitative insights, guiding decisions throughout project.  Whether it is facilitating design thinking workshops or conducting contextual inquiry studies, I aim to empathize with users and stakeholders to make decisions built on a foundation of understanding and proven results.

Born and raised on the east cost, I studied graphic design and branding, earning my BFA at Longwood University in Virginia and later received my MA in digital strategy from the University of Florida. There, I discovered my passion for UX and have been building my skills in the field ever since. 

 

When I'm not working, I am likely playing board games with friends, playing with clay, or spending time at the beach with my family. I am a (very) amateur baker and kombucha brewer so can also be found making a mess of my kitchen.

 

I love connecting with new people! Please feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn if you'd like to chat. 

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THINGS I DO WELL

UX/UI

User Research

Information Architecture

Brand & Marketing Strategy

Design System Management

Visual Design

TECH STACK

Adobe XD, Photoshop, Illustrator

Figma

Invision

Optimal Workshop

Dovetail

PROFESSIONAL

Presenting & Public Speaking

Virtual & In-person Workshops

Project Management

Cross-functional Collaboration

Growth Mindset

EDUCATION

SERVICE

ux cert

Nielsen Norman Group 2021

ma

University of Florida

2019

bfa

Longwood University

2015

Attended an international UX Conference where I completed 30 hours of training and 5 exams to earn my UX Certification through Nielsen Norman Group, world leader in research-based user experience.

Graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Master of Art's degree in Mass Communications, specializing in Digital Strategy. Completed a capstone project where our team competed against other senior graduate student teams to create a strategy, brand, and website for a real client — our project was selected by the client.

Graduated Summa Cum Laude with an Honors Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design with a concentration in Brand Identity & Mass Media. I also completed a minor in Rhetoric & Professional Writing.

Elevated Engagement

Relay for Life

Committee member, serving people struggling with basic needs. Recent projects include: Colorado Coalition for the Homeless and Youth on Record.

Served as Committee President and spearheaded 2 events that raised collectively over $130,000 for the American Cancer Society. I have also held positions with sponsorship, survivorship, team recruitment, and event planning at both Longwood University and Old Dominion University, captaining two Platinum-Level Teams.