Master of Science in Information

University of Michigan School of Information
Specialization: UX Design & Research; Human-Computer Interaction

Graduation: May 2020



Bachelor of Business Administration

Western Michigan University
Major: Advertising & Promotion

Minors: General Business, Communications

Graduation: December 2014 

  • “Trans Time: Safety, Privacy, and Content Warnings on a Transgender-Specific Social Media Site,” co-authored with Oliver L. Haimson, Justin Buss, Zu Weinger, Dykee Gorrell, and Brar Sweetbriar Baron, In Proceedings of 2020 CSCW Conference.

  • “Designing Trans Technology: Defining Challenges and Envisioning Community-Centered Solutions,” co-authored with Oliver L. Haimson, Dykee Gorrell, and Zu Weinger, received a Best Paper award, In Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference.

  • “Designing Technology to Support Safety for Transgender Women & Non-Binary People of Color,” a work-in-progress co-authored with Oliver L. Haimson and Tawanna Dillahunt, In Proceedings of the 2019 Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) Conference. 


UX Design

Crazy 8’s Brainstorming


Prototyping (low - high fidelity)

User Journey Storyboarding Wireframing

Visual and UI Design

UX Writing

Empathy Maps

UX Research

Comparative Analysis

Contextual Inquiry

Consulting Techniques

Persona Research & Development Qualitative Interviewing

Quantitative Data Analysis

Survey Design & Evaluation

Heuristic Evaluation

Usability Testing

Participatory Design Sessions

Diary Study

Cultural Probe

Wizard of Oz

User Enactments









Adobe Creative Cloud



UX Researcher & Designer

University of Michigan School of Information

Spring & Summer 2020 


I have examined the various types of violence trans* POC experience through user interviews. I evaluated U-Signal, wearable technology, and accompanying smartphone application prototypes. I designed U-Signal with the potential to increase physical safety, decrease safety concerns, reduce violence, and help build a community for TPOC.


UX Designer & Researcher

Pervasive Interaction Design

Winter 2020


Visualized Bot Bud, or simply b.b., a ubicomp solution that can accurately track stress levels (cortisol and adrenaline)—planned and interpreted user data gathered from the diary and cultural probe studies and conducted interviews and user enactments. Created sketches, wireframes, storyboarding, and mobile app prototypes using Sketch and InVision.

UX Designer & Researcher

UX Research and Design Mastery Coursework

Winter 2020


I prototyped The Look, an app that helps people with visual impairments and blindness with shopping independently with InVision. I developed and managed various user research: interviews, user personas, scenarios sketching, wireframing, empathy mapping, and a literature review.

Public Engagement Fellow

University of Michigan Center for Academic Innovation

2019 - 2020


I constructed sentiment analysis in the Teach-Out (T-O) discussion forums on the learning platform Coursera. I used qualitative coding methods to analyze data obtained from participatory design sessions. I designed a study to investigated students' engagement with the T-O series. I collaborated with my team to create facilitation guides to support conducting Participatory Sessions in a Virtual Environment. 

Research Associate

University of Michigan School of Information

2019 - 2020


Planned and facilitated participatory design sessions, participant recruitment, qualitative data collection, and qualitative data analysis on Trans Time Project, accepted for publication.



Faculty Bibliography Research Assistant

University of Michigan Law Library 

2018 - 2019


Curated a list of faculty scholarship, activities, and media engagement for the Law School's Collected Works Newsletter. Programmed new faculty publications in the database and maintained faculty pages on the Law School website. Assisted with ongoing enhancements to the Faculty Bibliography database and the Law School Faculty website's Publications to improve consistency, discoverability, and usability.

UX Researcher

Needs Assessment & Usability Evaluation 

Winter 2019


I managed usability evaluations on the Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) website to create an intuitive, accessible, and inclusive mobile experience for Detroit’s public transit users. I collaborated with my team to plan and conduct semi-structured interviews, comparative analysis, heuristic evaluations, and usability testing.

Research Associate 1

University of Michigan School of Social Work 



I authored literature reviews and summaries of the literature on specific topics related to LGBTQ+ individuals, health, and information seeking to inform manuscript and grant development.

Leadership Experience & Activities

Member, SIMA, UMSI

Member, Social Innovations, UMSI
KPL Antiracism Transformation Team
Peace Center Collective
SpeakOut Bureau Panel
MKTG Intern, Queer Theater
Member, AdClub, WMU
Member, OUTspoken
PR Chair, Womxn’s Equality
Fall Welcome Ambassador

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