UX design, research & writing



Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Master of Design in Interaction Design

University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

B.A. in Art Studio and English, with honors. Minor in French. Member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society.


Senior User Experience Designer (03/2014–01/2018)

FTI Technology | Seattle, WA

Made sophisticated legal discovery software more intuitive and efficient by creating cohesive workflows and data visualizations. Worked with product owners, development teams, stakeholders, and users both in person and remotely. Facilitated weekly design team meetings to give and receive meaningful feedback. Served as the primary user researcher, usability tester, and UX writer.

Information Designer (01/2013–02/2014)

General Dynamics, Viz | Pittsburgh, PA

Designed a streamlined tablet version of, and an administration dashboard for, an extensive collaborative situational awareness application used by the U.S. Army. Redeveloped the company website (HTML5/CSS3). Created wireframes, interaction specs, and paper prototypes. Conducted stakeholder interviews and usability testing.

Visual Designer (08/2011–12/2012)

Carnegie Mellon University, Open Learning Initiative | Pittsburgh, PA

Created new interaction flows, mockups, and illustrations for an online learning application. Conducted user research including interviews, card sorting, and think-aloud usability testing. Copywriting for the public marketing website.

Instructor (part-time) (08/2010–05/2012)

Carnegie Mellon University | Pittsburgh, PA

Taught HTML and CSS to undergraduates and graduate students in classes of 5 to 20 students. Developed lectures, activities, and assignments. I also taught a summer course for high school students covering design fundamentals.

User Experience Design Intern (05–08/2010)

Google | New York, NY

Explored new interaction patterns for editing and formatting text on mobile phones. Designed a usability study and used the results to improve the UI.

Marketing and Design Associate (06/2007–06/2009)

Golden Gateway Financial | Oakland, CA

Designed new web content (page layouts, illustrations, copywriting) for marketing websites at a financial startup. In addition, I created digital and print marketing materials and co-wrote scripts for two TV commercials.