This is me,

I enjoy designing and developing effective components for devices, products, and user interfaces. It is important to me to create and design with intent to encompass cognitive, physical, sensory, and functional affordances to help users achieve their goals with ease. What drives me is my passion for delivering an experience that is memorable, impactful, sustainable, and accessible.

I am a user experience designer, human factors researcher, and visual/ technical communicator who is always curious and looking for new and innovative ways to keep moving and progressing in the UX field. I am passionate about exploring UX trends and emerging technologies and applying them to my ever-evolving understanding of user-centered design principles and user research methodologies.

 

Empathy, creative problem-solving, comfort with uncertainty, collaboration, curiosity, excellent communication skills, and a drive to keep learning are fundamental characteristics that I find are crucial to being effective in the UX industry. My goal is to always keep learning and developing myself as a UX professional and I am looking for a position that both compliments and challenges my skills while allowing me opportunity to continue to grow. 

Experience

Director Of Information Technology

Arizona Seller Financing, LLC

Dates Employed May 2019 – Present

Responsible for the acquisition, operation, integration and problem-solving aspects of both hardware and software systems. I am also responsible for analyzing the needs of different departments to determine ways to meet business objectives by modifying existing or developing new information processing systems. Manager of research and selection of IT equipment, applications, and supplies. Establish, plan, and administer the overall policies and goals for the information technology department.

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Arizona State University

Dates Employed Jul 2019 – Present

Responsible for performing teaching or teaching-related duties to assist faculty members, professors, department heads and other faculty. Proctors exams, grades tests and homework, and records grades in grade book. Assigns material in class as needed.

Education

Arizona State University

Master of Science (MS), User Experience

Dates attended 2019 – 2020, GPA 4.0

User experience (UX) focuses on the design, development, and evaluation of products and services that are useful, usable and desirable. The UX program addresses UX research, design, content development, communication, tone of voice and evaluation of all components and products with which end users interact. This includes hardware and software user interfaces, informational products, help systems, user support, identifying user needs, tasks, procedures, capabilities, and limitations when using technology and interacting with information.

Arizona State University

Bachelor's of Science (B.S.), Technical Communication & User Experience

Dates attended 2017 – 2018, GPA 4.0 (Summa Cum Laude)

Technical Communication involves using a range of technologies to craft an ever-broader range of print and digital information products: websites, social media sites, help files, training materials, grants and proposals, and information graphics, to name just a few. The user experience (UX) concentration is designed to provide technical communication majors with an interdisciplinary foundation in communication, research and design that is central to the rapidly growing area of UX. The concentration provides students with a conceptual understanding and applied skills in methods of gathering user information, analyzing data and communicating research findings to stakeholders. This concentration includes courses from human systems engineering, graphic information technology, and computer information systems in order to provide students with the multiple perspectives and complementary skills needed for UX work.

Mesa Community College

Associate of Arts (A.A.), General Studies, Computer Information Systems

Dates attended 2015 – 2017, GPA 4.0, Psi Theta Kappa

The courses I took to earn this degree allowed me to focus on preparing a broad educational foundation, perspective, and understanding about our world. Throughout this degree program, I participated in classes focused on physics, geology, art history, composition, mathematics, humanities, psychology, philosophy, global awareness, public speaking, social sciences, computer science, computer information systems, and new technologies.

Mesa Community College

Adobe Foundation Certificate, Information Technology

Dates attended 2017 – 2017, GPA 4.0

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Adobe Foundations program helps develop proficiency with three of Adobe's foundational graphics programs: Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, and Animate CC(Flash). Curriculum included development of skills and understand of best design practices in animation, illustration, photo manipulation, motion graphics, and web design.

ITT Technical Institute

Associate of Applied Science (AAS), Visual Communications

Dates attended 2010 – 2012, GPA 3.8

As a student at ITT, I studied all aspects of visual communications and the theory behind how it applies to marketing, business, and psychology. The technical training I received focused on layout, design, typography, animation, printing processes, brand development, and semiotics utilizing the entire Adobe Master Suite, 3DS Max, and Final Cut.

Volunteer Experience

Videographer/ Editor for Social Media Videos

Lost Our Home Pet Rescue

Dates volunteered 2016 – Present

I have been fortunate enough to help contribute my skills to the dogs and cats at the Lost our Home Pet Rescue. My goal was to come up with a slogan and social media campaign to help improve adoption rates. I make 30 second long profile videos for the animals to help boost their exposure to the community; the videos are used on the Lost our Home Pet Rescue's Instagram, Facebook, and website. The videos are also posted on my Vimeo if you would like to see the action! https://vimeo.com/popnactioncaps

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