SKILLS

RESEARCH

Contextual Inquiry
Think Alouds
Participant-Observation
Competitive Analysis
Interviews
Surveys
Card Sorting
Heuristic Evaluation
Affinity Diagramming
Personas
User Enactments
Bodystorming

 

DESIGN

Sketching
Digital Prototyping
Tangible Prototyping
Wireframing
Storytelling
Journey Mapping
Service Blueprinting
Concept Videos

 

TOOLS

Sketch
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
Axure
InVision
Balsamiq
Moqups
Arduino

EDUCATION

Masters of Human-Computer Interaction

Carnegie Mellon University | AUG 2016
Relevant Coursework: Programming Usable Interfaces, E-Learning Design Principles, User Centered Research & Evaluation, Designing for Older Adults, Interaction Design, Service Design, Reactive Spaces and Media

 

B.A. of Anthropology & Sociology

The College of Idaho | JUNE 2009
Relevant Coursework: Social Psychology, Anthropology of Media, Cultural Anthropology, Linguistic Anthropology, Development Anthropology, Psychology of Memory, Statistics for Behavioral Sciences, Neurobiology, Criminology, Gender & Society, Human Evolution, Psychology of Religion

 

PROJECT EXPERIENCE

UX Research & User Testing Lead

Client: Odigo, Japan | JAN - AUG 2016
MHCI Capstone Project
Led the 4-month research phase of the MHCI Capstone Project on foreign tourism in Japan. Currently overseeing user recruitment, test writing and administration, and data synthesis on our prototypes during the 4-month design phase [in progress]. 
 

Service Designer

Client: SapientNitro | JAN - MAY 2016
Service Design course with Jodi Forlizzi
Researched poverty and obesity rates within Pittsburgh. Designed a service-oriented, data-driven grocery vending solution for SapientNitro that helps low-income citizens of Pittsburgh better access fresh food grown within the community. 

 

UX Researcher/ Interaction Designer

Designing for Older Adults course with Julian Boxenbaum | JAN - MAY 2016
Spearheaded exploratory user research on fitness and health among older adult populations in the United States. Designed and built a clickthrough prototype of a website for older adults using Sketch and Axure.


WORK EXPERIENCE

Adaptive Ski Instructor

Higher Ground | DEC - MAR 2015
Sun Valley, Idaho
Taught skiing to people with cognitive and physical disabilities, including children, adults, and military veterans with severe trauma.

 

Wildland Firefighter

Idaho Department of Lands | MAY 2011 - OCT 2013
Boise, Idaho
Fought fires as a member of a 6-person crew on local, state, and national fire incidents. 

 

Professional Youth Ski Racing Coach

Bogus Basin Ski Education Foundation | NOV 2010 - APR 2014
Boise, Idaho
Led teams of young elite athletes, ages ranging from 7 to 19, who competed at the highest levels of international ski racing. Manages team budgets, travel planning, and parent education.


PASSIONS 

Welding and Silversmithing Apprentice

Artist Mentors: Kay Seurat and Amber Conger
Boise, Idaho | 2014 - 2015

I love to work with metal. I am also fascinated by gemology and carpentry.

 

Fitness & Outdoor Sports

Skiing
Hiking
Rock Climbing
Camping
Rafting

Activism & Community Involvement

Community Gardening & Health Literacy
Renewable Energy Advocacy
Disability Rights & Adaptive Sports
Suicide Prevention
Youth Fitness & Education