Work. Designer at Ditech financial, a mortgage company; designing apps and digital experiences. IT manager at Barbershop Books, a non-profit focused on literacy; providing UX design and technology consulting.

Learning. Economics! Chiefly learning about economic systems, free trade, and social justice. Data! Learning about R and data sciecne.


Studied History & Literature, Otterbein University, 1998-2001 (BA)

Graduated with distinction; departmental honors; fellowship at National University of Ireland, Galway; research on Irish immigration and Irish national identity

Studied Library Science and Information Systems, Drexel University, 2008-2011 (MS)

Inducted into the information systems honors society, Beta Phi Mu; specialised in human computer interaction and software development; MBA courses in project management and financial accounting

Studied Interaction Design, Philadelphia University, 2011-2014 (MS)

Courses in digital storytelling, design and development for mobile (Android development), graphic design, and UX Design. Completed a design thesis on digital technology in medicine.

Librarian, Philadelphia University

Interaction designer for exhibition on JFK Assassination; won innovation in librarianship award from Electronic Resources and Libraries. Designed web sites, implemented systems, worked with data, and taught design research to graduate and undergraduate students studying design.

Information Architect, Tech to Commerce

Developed content strategy and taxonomies for several e-commerce brands; worked on UX design and marketing strategy in conjunction with visual designer

Usability Developer, ByWater Solutions

Redesigned software interface; improved software accessibility; designed and developed kid’s version of software for use at a children’s library and museum. Developed software features requested by clients using javascript, Jquery and JSON. Creating custom designs for clients.

Instructor, Mercer County Community College

Taught intro and advanced web design.