Brief Bio

Ever since I can remember, I’ve always had a knack for asking why. Didn't matter the topic, I needed to understand how things worked. After being introduced to computers and programming, that innate talent became a passion for understanding how people engaged with computing and how I could help improve that experience. As a researcher, I have gotten much joy from seeing people experience technology and innovation. Through my experience in graduate school and at Intel, I've learned I have the power to bring that joy to others through user experience design and rapid prototyping. By always pushing to ask the hard "why" questions and thinking about consumers' needs and goals, I strive to ensure products and experiences we create, positively impact peoples' lives. 

When I'm  not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and volunteering. I am actively involved in a number of STEM outreach activities always trying to expose students' to STEM opportunities and mentor them as they embrace new computing challenges. I am an avid reader and movie watcher. I try and always make time for cruising and new adventures.