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UX Research Lead 

10+ years experience conducting UX Research with Tech Startups, EdTech, Medical Tech.

Ex-Startup Founder.

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Hello hello! I am a mixed-methods UX researcher, with expertise in agile, design thinking, and human-centered design.

I have conducted UX work with organizations such as Mozilla, Pfizer, PespiCo, Design for America, the MedTech startup Wellinks, and ForgeWorks (the EdTech startup I co-founded). My foundational UX work has also been funded by the Spencer Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the US National Science Foundation, and the US National Institute of Health. 

My UX research has improved products that help a wide range of external stakeholders, such as:

  • patients managing chronic diseases 

  • school teachers working to re-design their curriculum to be more equitable

  • political activists persuading their community to engage in local climate change movements

  • entrepreneurship coaches to better support early career entrepreneurs create successful businesses

  • university faculty to teach real-world design & innovation classes


My Ph.D. in Learning Sciences from Northwestern University combines Human-computer Interaction, Psychology, Cognitive Science, Education, and Sociology. At Northwestern I was a founding member of Delta Lab—a multidisciplinary research and design lab that trains impactful researchers capable of creating positive change.

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