When I was 6 years old, I dreamed of having napkin folding empire. This company would supply restaurants across America with artfully folded napkin sculptures to add a flourish to what might have otherwise been an ordinary place setting.
“If you’re going to dream, dream big,” I thought. And I’ve never stopped dreaming big.
As the oldest daughter of a comedy writer who can’t type and a petroleum engineer, my interest in both creative pursuits and technological problem-solving runs deep.
As a product designer, I most enjoy creating thoughtful and delightful designs at scale with a special interest in understanding the intersection of technology and how it facilitates real-world interaction.
I currently work at Facebook personalizing the product experience for billions of people. Previously, I worked at Coursera helping to give people free access to education from top universities around the world. I also ran a small UX design agency in Washington, DC and designed web and mobile apps for early-stage startups, Fortune 500 companies, and a bit of everything in between.
I have a BS in Media Arts and Design from James Madison University and am working on an MS in Management from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.