I’m a Lead UX Researcher with 8 years of tech industry experience who quickly makes sense of ambiguous product areas and helps partners build the confidence needed to make tough decisions.
My work has spanned both consumer and enterprise B2B products, and I enjoy taking cross-functional partners along in navigating the research process. I specialize in impacting complex products with multiple user types, and conducting generative and evaluative research to inform emerging 0-1 products. My domain expertise includes creator economy, future of entertainment, virtual communities, social gaming, mental health tech, and enterprise tools for technical users.
I hold a PhD in Science and Technology Studies with an emphasis in digital anthropology, and a Masters of Human-Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon University. My research has been published in top academic journals and professional conferences.
Based in the Portland, Oregon area, I spend my free time taking walks in moody forests, traveling with my husband, baking, gardening, and closely observing the behavior of my mischievous cat Hershey.