Hi! I'm a UX Designer with a background in Cultural Anthropology and Art.
I currently spend my days as a Product Designer at Humana's Digital Experience Center building products and expanding design in Pharmacy IT. With a collaborative team I work to build useful and functional products and features. At Humana, Product Designers are full stack, which means we work across a wide breadth of design including research, usability testing, visual design, prototyping, and communication with other roles and teams. I am constantly learning new things, and I value working with a team that prioritizes 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.
I've worked in universities and conducted independent ethnographic fieldwork on contemporary arts practice and migration. Most recently, I was a Research Fellow in the Laboratory for Race and Popular Culture (RAP Lab) & Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. While there, I conducted research and completed design work for POP, a project for teaching and learning about pop music in high school and college classrooms developed by Adam Bradley in the RAP Lab.
Some other things I'm working on:
- Education at Designlab: I run weekly remote Group Critiques with students in Designlab's UX Academy. We talk research, design, and careers.
- 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 were recently awarded funding from the President's Fund for the Humanities at the University of Colorado to facilitate this work. Yay!
On the day-to-day personal side of my life,
I'm from Miami and I have lived in a number of cities over the years. I recently relocated to Louisville, KY, to join my partner. 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. We recently adopted Miles, a yellow lab, so expect lots of pictures of him too. I participate in a healthy set 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, 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.