I was born and raised in Rochester, NY. My academic background began with a B.S in Applied Cognitive Psychology at SUNY Fredonia and continued to an M.S in Human Centered Design & Engineering. After academia I entered industry as a user experience research professional within the greater Seattle area. My depth of skill lies in qualitative and quantitative research to create a better user experience. My breadth of skill extends to design, programming, and interpersonal relations.
Some of my favorite hobbies are travel, fitness, creating music, writing, and philosophy. Being able to laugh at yourself, striving for authenticity, and practicing empathy are what I value.
Hero: William James
If this life be not a real fight, in which something is eternally gained for the universe by success, it is no better than a game of private theatricals from which one may withdraw at will. But it feels like a real fight,—as if there were something really wild in the universe which we, with all our idealities and faithfulnesses, are needed to redeem.