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; minor in French. Phi Beta Kappa honor society.


01/2018–present: Maternity leave

Seattle, WA

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

FTI Technology | Seattle, WA

  • Created cohesive workflows and data visualizations for a large, collaborative enterprise web application (Ringtail, since acquired by Nuix)
  • Maintained and expanded a common UI library
  • Facilitated weekly design team meetings
  • 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 prototypes
  • Conducted 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Created digital and print marketing materials and co-wrote scripts for two TV commercials