I am a user-centered researcher and designer dedicated to improving peoples' lives through meaningful products and services. Many products and services spark momentary delight for users without bringing lasting value to their lives: a strawberry corer or a fleeting craze in social media. Rather than finding inconsequential niches and "creating a need," I use human-centered design to identify and solve problems that deeply affect users' lives. 

 

I am committed to making dreaded tasks less onerous, opening opportunities for people bound by circumstance or ability, and increasing the usability of products and services. I establish a deep understanding of users' experiences and develop designs and strategies that create lasting impact.

I also...

  • ...have very curly hair that does fun things.

  • ...am an avid reader (ask me what's on my list!).

  • ...do pottery and go rock climbing in my spare time.

  • ...hiked over 1000 miles of the Appalachian trail in 2019 and would like to do the remaining 1200+.

  • ...want to be every dog's best friend.