I am a lead User Experience Researcher based in the Portland, Oregon area, formerly at YouTube—where I led research on web3 creator economy monetization and creator-fan relationships.
I hold a PhD in Science and Technology Studies from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Masters of Human-Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon University. My dissertation research ethnographically explored how meditation apps shape cultural definitions of mental health in the digital age.
My research has been published in top academic journals and professional conference proceedings, and I actively seek to mentor junior UX professionals in their transition to industry.
IRL, I spend my time traveling (when possible), cooking, hiking, and hanging out with a mischievous black cat named Hershey.
Online, you can find me on LinkedIn and (rarely) on Twitter.