Hi! I'm a UX Designer with a background in Cultural Anthropology and Art.
 

I'm actively looking for a UX or Product Design role where I can work collaboratively with a team to build useful and functional products and features. I research, design, code, test, and repeat. I am constantly learning new things, and I'd like to work with a team that values collaboration and sharing best practices. In addition to my work in the world of user centered design and technology, I have over a decade of experience in ethnographic research, writing, visual art and design, and teaching. If you lead a team and think we'd be a match, let's talk

Currently, I'm a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Laboratory for Race and Popular Culture (RAP Lab) & Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology University of Colorado, Boulder. 

Some things I'm working on:
- Mapping Arts Project: Implementing changes to overall flow and search features based on user-centered research and design strategy. Digging into the codebase and working with the team at Giant Hat Works to make the site more usable and scalable. We recently learned that the project has been awarded funding from the President's Fund for the Humanities at the University of Colorado to facilitate this work. Yay!

- POP: A project full of content and resources for teaching and learning about pop music in high school and college classrooms. Developed by Adam Bradley in the RAP Lab at CU Boulder, I'm currently running a UX study to determine user (teacher/student) needs, information architecture strategy, and design a prototype.

On the day-to-day personal side of my life,

I spend my time bouncing between Denver, Louisville, and Miami, and I am planning to relocate to Louisville to join my partner soon. If you want to see some snippets from my daily life, Instagram or Twitter are good places to start. I take photos of pretty things or strange things, and I tweet about UX design, women coding, diversifying tech, and of course, some random things too. I participate in a bunch of digital and in-person groups that I think are awesome (in case you are looking for a few good people out there in the world): Automattic's Mentor Everywhere Program, Creative Mornings, CodeNewbies, Women Who Code, Girl Develop It, SheNomads, Skillcrush, SpecNetwork, and DenverUX. 

Thanks for visiting. Want to get in touch? We can talk about UX Design, Anthropology, Art, and maybe barre, I love barre. Write to me here.