As a side job when I was still attending Cal Poly as a Print/Graphic Communications major on the beautiful central coast, I worked in the College of Science and Math IT department, troubleshooting students'/professors’ software and hardware. Day in and day out the same questions kept on coming up over and over, I would hear what people were trying to do and see how they were trying to do it. After CalPoly I was in and out of school pursuing other degrees like marketing and business. It wasn’t until I watched Ready Player One that I knew that I wanted to use my design brain to tackle new interactions in this new virtual space.
Fast forward to now, I went back to school and before I graduated, after using various machine learning/AI services I realized that I want to spend my career as a UX Researcher interrogating automated decision-making. When I am not working remotely traveling North America in a van with my dog. Mostly chasing waterfalls and visiting Roadside America attractions.
This is just what I would reach for first to get the job done.
Analysis and Automation
Ramblings of a Designer Podcast - Episode 125 (5.12.21)
CNET - Coronavirus has highlighted design for good aging (9.28.20)
Los Angeles Daily News - How to create home design solutions to address the challenges of a pandemic (6.25.20)
ArtCenter News - Students score grants and internship offers at San Diego hackathon (11.25.19)
Graduation with Distinction (1 of 13 awardees, GPA of 3.89) @ ArtCenter College of Design
User Experience Research Fellowship @ ArtCenter X Cedars-Sinai 2021
Excellence in Art @ EA Rose Valley Jam 2020
"Best Use of Activ5 SDK" @ SD Hacks 2019
Student Leadership Education and Development Grant @ ArtCenter 2019
I am interested in the confluence of Artificial Intelligence, and human interaction. Let's connect especially if you are part of a social good non-profit. I work fully remotely so am always open to video coffee chats and more!