I'm a master's student at the UC berkeley school of information. I'M FOCUSING ON USING QUALITATIVE UX RESEARCH, DESIGN REsearch, AND DATA TO HELP ORGANIZATIONS AND PEOPLE ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS AND INCREASE THEIR IMPACT IN SUSTAINABLE, SCALABLE, AND ETHICAL WAYS.
Previously I worked as a Salesforce Administrator and Solution Architect for Room to Read, an International Development Non-Profit that works to increase access to education, spread literacy, and decrease global gender inequality by helping girls go to and stay in school. At Room to Read I conducted user experience research with our staff in the field to design, develop, and implement solutions that supported them to be more effective and enabled the organization to have a greater impact.
Learning how to do this work on the job was hugely beneficial and helped me discover a passion for gathering and synthesizing information from users to support a user-centered design process. I decided to go back to school to focus on learning research methods and practices in a structured and intentional environment.
After graduate school I would like to take the lessons I learned working with technology users across the world, and the methods I've practiced while in school, to help a great company use research to design great products.