UX designer skilled in interface design, user experience research, and HTML prototyping.


Senior Interaction Designer
NPR, Washington, DC, November 2014 - Present
Design, moderate, analyze, and present user experience research
Create designs and collaborate with multi-displinary Scrum team to impliment and iterate
Collaborate with newsroom staff for various initiatives, including the Morning Edition book club
Co-chair: Community Engagement
IA Summit, Washington, DC, March 2014 - April 2015
Curate the professional and social programs of a 600-person, national conference
Led first ever research initiative with attendees, speakers, and stakeholders
Recruit and enable volunteers to complete their respective duties
Senior Interaction Designer
EightShapes, Washington, DC, June 2011 - January 2014
Design, moderate, analyze, and present user experience research
Create designs and accompanying design documentation
Prototype designs using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript within the Blocks prototype toolkit
User Experience Designer
AED (now FHI 360), Washington, DC, December 2008 - May 2011
Research, design, and prototype user experiences while collaborating with teammates
Introduced and grew UX design and research into a prominent component of team’s process
Moderated usability testing and interviews with teachers in Rwandan schools
Led redesign of Global Learning Portal logo, including research activity with stakeholders
Class Administrator for Information Architecture and the User Experience
GS Graduate School, Washington, DC, September 2010 - December 2011
Assist instructor Thom Haller in teaching and discussing IA and UX principles
Provide connection for students to DC IA/UX community
Gallery Assistant
Healing Arts Gallery at Smith Farm Center, Washington, DC, August 2008 - December 2008
Monitored gallery and assisted Gallery Director with special event coordination
Designed bimonthly postcards and regular Constant Contact emails
Chair of the Student Educational Policy Committee
Grinnell College Department of Art, Grinnell, IA, August 2007 - May 2008
Organized the annual Student Art Salon held in Faulconer Gallery
Recruited and coordinated guest juror of the Student Art Salon
Technology Consultant
Grinnell College ITS, January 2005 - May 2008
Troubleshot PC and Apple computers remotely and on-site from the IT Helpdesk
Mentored newly hired staff, explaining technical concepts in plain language

Presentations, Publications, & Community Involvement

  1. Guest lecturer at Intermediate Web Design at the Art Institute of Washington, with instructor Patricia Kruep, 17 November 2014: Fluent UX Sketching
  2. Guest lecturer at User Experience Design at the General Assembly, with instructors Jennifer Romano Bergstrom and Sree Anirudh Bhandaram, 10 November 2014: Fluent UX Sketching
  3. Presentation at Midwest UX 2014, 24 October 2014: The Self-Aware Researcher (Description, Slide deck, Video)
  4. Presentation at DCWW Code(Her) Conference 2014, 13 September 2014: A Nicer Kind of Interrogation (Conference Website, Slide deck)
  5. Presentation at 2014 IA Summit, 29 March 2014: The Self-Aware Researcher (Description, Slide deck)
  6. Workshop for DC Web Women Code(Her) Workshops, 14 January 2014: Intro to Syntactically Awesome Style Sheets (Sass) (Slide deck, Example code)
  7. Discussion at Mobile UXCamp DC 2013, 14 September 2013: Native App Reviews — Bring your App! with James Melzer
  8. Workshops at Sketchcamp Grand Rapids 2013, 19 July 2013: Sketchnoting in the Deep End (Event website)
  9. Presentation at Sketchcamp Grand Rapids 2013, 19 July 2013: Learning to Sketch through Sketchnoting (Event website)
  10. Guest Lecturer at INFM 702 Users and Use Context at the University of Maryland, with instructor Vera Rhoads, 18 April 2013: Sketching and the User Experience (Program website)
  11. Guest Post for the Sketchnote Army, 9 May 2013: How to Start Sketchnoting (Blog post)
  12. Sketchnote Army Field Marshall for the IA Summit 2013, April 2012: How to Start Sketchnoting (Announcement and Flickr pool)
  13. Article for the Bulletin of the Association for Information Science and Technology, October/November 2012: How to Start Sketchnoting (Article)
  14. Podcast on Radio Johnny with Jeff Parks, 24 September 2012: Sketching Out a Greater Understanding (Podcast)
  15. Presentation at IxDA DC, 28 August 2012: How and Why to Start Sketchnoting (Event website)
  16. Presentation at UX Week 2012, 24 March 2012: How and Why to Start Sketchnoting (Video)(Description)
  17. Workshop at Midwest UX 2012, 31 May 2012: Let's Sketchnote! with Binaebi Akah and Charlene McBride (Summary and slides)(Sketchnote Army post)
  18. Guest Lecturer at Information Architecture & the User Experience at the Graduate School, with instructor Thom Haller, 2 May 2012: Sketching and User Experience
  19. Podcast for LDNIA Podcast, 2 April 2012: Special Edition from IA Summit 12 (Podcast & Summary)
  20. Presentation at IA Summit 2012, 24 March 2012: Why and How to Start Sketchnoting (Slide deck)
  21. Presentation at The Big Redux DC, 30 April 2011: UX Research in the Real World (Slideshare)
  22. Presentation at Midwest UX Conference, 9 April 2011: UX Research in the Real World (Slideshare) (PDF) (Talk description)
  23. Poster at IA Summit 2011, 1 April 2011: UX Research in the Real World: Stories from Rwanda (PDF)
  24. Presentation at UXCamp DC 2011, 8 January 2011: My Rwandan User Experience


  • Skilled in interaction design, information architecture, and user experience research
  • Skilled at prototyping with HTML, CSS, jQuery
  • Proficient with Adobe products: especially InDesign, Illustrator
  • Resourceful and quick-learning
  • Skilled at rapport building


Bachelor of Arts in Art, with honors; GPA: 3.7/4.0
Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA, May 2008
Research Seminar in the Humanities
Newberry Library, Chicago, IL, Fall 2006

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