I'm not interested in better technology, I'm interested in a better future; technology is a means to that end.
Research, design, and strategy that brings retail buyers out of the merky depths of spreadsheet hell into the light of modern consumer-facing SaaS products.
Making your bike commute safer and more convenient by putting glanceable navigation on your wrist.
A kinetic sculpture that reacts to observers and raises awareness of a political and social issue.
Turning a generative installation into a reactive installation with Arduino and Processing.
Physical computing project that uses windchimes to subtly communicate the condition of your garden's soil, where changes in timbre represent changes in moisture level.
I am a recent graduate of the Masters in Human Computer Interaction program at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science. I approach HCI with a creative background in the performing arts, and over the last three years I have completed a diverse set of projects in both professional and academic settings. In my academic projects, I have received guidance from professors who are leading cutting edge research at the confluence of technology, design, psychology, and sociology. Before attending Carnegie Mellon, I trained in UX Design in New York City at General Assembly where I designed for wearables, mobile, and responsive web applications and picked up many best practices from industry leaders.
As a professional musician I've held leadership positions with symphony orchestras, Balkan brass bands, and smaller ensembles. I have several years of experience freelancing as a teacher and performer before deciding to transition my career into technology design. Music has given me many transferrable skills and my experiences on the stage and in the classroom are a positive influence on my approach to user-centered research and design.
I am looking for opportunities where I can combine my artistic sensibility with my skills in user research, interaction design, and rapid prototyping to domains I either already have subject matter expertise in or am passionate about diving into further!