Born in Atlanta; grew up in Albuquerque; living currently in Seattle. I used to think I would be an engineer that would spend my career either destroying carbon-fiber prototypes with immense forces, or creating polymer nano-fibers with electrical potentials.
Somewhere along the way though, I got tempted into design by a couple of friends. They pointed out I always enjoyed making things. Whether it was repairing an used bike, molding a clay pot, or casting a yttria-stabilized zirconia mug, I loved making and designing. It seemed natural to move into a field where I would start making the experience itself. So here I am, a Master of Human-Computer Interaction + Design from the University of Washington, practicing the user centered design process: how to uncover people’s stories, design new experiences, and implementing them well.