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Hi there!

I'm a Senior User Experience Designer at Thomson Reuters. I take pleasure in building cohesive & high-performing products, experiences, and teams. I have dedicated my career to solving complex problems for enterprise corporations, agencies, nonprofits, and small businesses. Challenges energize me; I've worked on a global suite of tax and accounting software, multimedia training paths for 3D CAD mechanical design tools, and a mobile app that helps NCAA athletes log their volunteer hours. I'm happiest when: (1) crafting clever & gratifying experiences, (2) unlocking the enthusiasm & ingenuity of teams, and (3) eating cheese. 🧀

 

THE LONG STORY

I focused on Social Psychology/Human Behavior and Cognition for my undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. During this time I researched decision making biases with Dr. Stephen Garcia. In 2008, I was lucky enough to nab the first-ever Product Management internship at IAC.  In that time, I dabbled in user research and crafted wireframes. I enjoyed researching and designing digital experiences so much that I decided to pursue this track in graduate school by studying Human-Computer Interaction.

During my time as a Master's student at the University of Michigan School of Information, I had the luxury to work on several interesting endeavors.  I helped DTE Energy test and refine a website that encouraged its customers to monitor and reduce their personal energy usage.  I consulted with a multi-million dollar research consortium (which serves over 700 organizations) to help improve record-keeping and archiving workflows. I also collaborated with fellow students to create a mobile neighborhood exploration application for the 2013 CHI Competition.

I worked for Autodesk as an Information Architect within the Learning Experience Team. While working in a digital agency named Enlighten (now Perficient), I took on multiple diverse clients, such as AAA and a massive financial advising firm. I was the hype woman for user experience initiatives at FordDirect, a first-of-its-kind joint venture between Ford Motor Company and its dealers.

In 2014, I entered tax and accounting realm as the first UX designer in Thomson Reuters Professional. Since then, I've played an integral role in growing my team to 12 designers globally. I'm loving the collaborative environment, the rigors of designing robust enterprise experiences, and the challenge of building a more user-centered culture across Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting.

FUN FACTS:

• Former pro cheesemonger 

• Born in the Bay Area, grew up in MI

• Raised above my family's restaurant

• Obsessive home cook

• Dog-mom to 2 ridiculous terriers