Great question. I've honestly been working on this one myself. I'm a student at the University of Washington, although I'm originally from Evanston, a suburb North of Chicago. I'm a User Experience Designer. I also do Improv (what's improv?), produce sketch comedy videos, and run long distances. I like listening to The Strokes and Glass Animals at unreasonable volumes, and I like scrambled eggs.
What drew me to User Experience Design? I love learning about people; how they form goals and relationships with each other, what motivates them, what frustrates them, and where they find joy. The fact that I get to learn enough about a person to make something that makes their life better is a deeply fulfilling challenge to me.
I want to create enjoyable experiences, tools that give people agency over their lives, interfaces that have an opinion about what is and isn't valuable, experiences that make people think in new ways.
I'm looking to design technology with an awareness for the huge diversity of needs, thoughts, and values that exist in this world. And I look forward to learning and growing along the way.
Spring 2017 - Now
I help design tools for students. Right now, I'm in the research phase designing a tool to help redistribute leftover food from events to hungry students struggling to afford food. I'm also improving the process of finding a study abroad program. I've created a video showcasing the functionality of one of our apps, Scout, and a handful of other projects to improve the "Husky Experience".
Fall 2016 - Winter 2017
I independently designed and built a web tool to help non-profits identify the most valuable social media outlets to use based on the demographics of their target donor.
During my time at Glantz, I worked on a bunch of different projects. I helped restructure the navigation of sites, made high fidelity mockups for clients, designed safety posters for a manufacturing company, and more. I interacted directly with multiple clients and worked both independently and in small teams to iterate and come up with targeted solutions. I also made 2 videos that show how fun Glantz is to work at!
I taught elementary school kids how to code games, animations, and more. We used Scratch and code.org.PDF of my Resume
I spend my free time doing things that are really fun for me. Here are a few!
2014 - Now
I perform with UW's Improv Troupe. The audience yells suggestions at us and we perform scenes that we make up completely on the spot. We perform shows almost every Friday. I have also directed and produced about 15 sketch comedy videos for the troupe, which you can see on our YouTube Channel.
2014 - 2016
I played a character named "Yancy" in a 22-episode mockumentary web series about a boyband that's terrible at playing music.
2016 - Now
I am a member of student organization that advocates for global health issues by educating the community and raising funds for our partner organization through on-campus events. I also designed our website.
2010 - 2014
As the Team Captain of my high school speech team, I regularly coached team members by working through speeches and giving feedback. I was a Finalist in 20+ invitational tournaments, and also WON the Illinois State Championship in 2014
My state-winning performance
Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere
HTML & CSS
Web App Development
Video direction & production