In my 24 years of experience, I have been fortunate enough to work cross-functionally to solve a variety of digital issues, largely within the education and health care sectors, for commercial, federal and state government agencies. I began my career as a web and print designer, then transitioned into a full-stack web and database developer and finally, in the last 10 years, have moved into the User Experience (UX) competency. My unique background means that I am adept at creating solutions that are aesthetically pleasing and are technically feasible. I understand the unique constraints that face designers and developers since I spent many years in both roles prior to moving into UX.
Additionally, I have been part of high-functioning teams and I have driven those teams to success through increased application and site engagement, growth in sales and revenue and through the creation of truly unique technical solutions, particularly within mobile and responsive application development. From early 2016 through 2018, my federal project portfolio included successes within various federal agencies including NOAA, DOE and SSA.
After leaving Deloitte, I dove head-first into building a team and a vision for for UX at GoCanvas, a startup offering innovative mobile solutions for businesses left behind in the digital revolution. There I successfully built up a product-first research, design and experience team of 10 while also learning a true hands-on approach to how business gets done. I was fortunate enough to graduate from a custom-designed Executive MBA program taught through our PE firm while bringing true understanding of human-centered design to the organization and leadership and development to my amazing team as VP of UX. (see: Leadership.)
In Spring of 2020, I decided to leave GoCanvas and spend a year serving my country. I am incredibly fortunate to be a Presidential Innovation Fellow for the Department of Justice on the Civil Rights Team, creating accessible technological solutions for the newly redesigned and reimagined, civilrights.justice.gov as well as the beta roll-out of ADA.gov. I have also been privileged to work on several White House initiatives including The Safer Federal Workforce and the American Rescue Plan funding arm. I enjoy working to help solve some of the most complex problems of our country and I do that by bringing my extensive experience directly to my teams and to my projects.
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