I strongly believe that my experiences outside of my 9-5 make me a stronger ux designer. Interacting with the world sparks new ideas, cultivates empathy and helps recharge my batteries (I swear I am not a robot!).


UX Community

I have knowledge, and I want to share it! I write articles, speak at conferences, mentor students and make goofy videos about UX design. Recently I gave a talk on Design Systems at an IxDA Chicago meetup. Pretty neat!


Health & Wellness

Health & wellness are the yin to my design yang. I grew up playing every sport imaginable - from ultimate frisbee to triathlons. My newest obsession? Backpacking to recharge and reconnect with nature.


DIY Projects

I love working with my hands - whether it be upgrading my bike, renovating my condo or crafting food puzzles for my needy cats and sharing via my kitties' Instragram #userexperienceforcats.