Resume

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Work

NASA Ames Research Center

User Experience Designer / 2015 - Present

At NASA I primarily work on mission safety software that supports the ISS and human space flight. I do user research, facilitate usability testing, create wireframes, mockups, prototypes and write design specifications. I also manage projects, set design and development milestones, and administer systems.

Underwriters Laboratories

User Experience Designer / 2014 - 2015

At UL I worked on internal and client facing safety certification software. I did user research and usability testing, reported recommendations, and created wireframes and prototypes. I helped grow a new user experience and design practice by leading workshops and introducing new research methods.

Fino Consulting

User Experience Designer / 2013 - 2014

At Fino my primary project was an energy pricing tablet application. I introduced user research and regular client feedback sessions, made usability recommendations, and created wireframes and mockups. I also championed user-centered design methods at the small, developer driven consultancy.

Education

Carnegie Mellon University

Master of Human-Computer Interaction / 2013

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology / 2012

Minors in Informatics and Business
Graduated with Highest Distinction

Skills

Methods

Accessibility evaluation, card sorting, competitive analysis, contextual inquiry, heuristic evaluation, persona creation, sketching, storyboarding, task analysis, usability testing, wireframing

Software

Adobe Suite, Balsamiq, HTML/CSS, InVision, Marvel, OmniGraffle, Sketch