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The things that help me do good work!

Practicing skills like...

  • Aligning goals and objectives with strategic research projects

  • UXR methods (e.g. interviews, journey maps, surveys, heuristic analysis, etc.)

  • Strength-based approach to leading people and facilitating collaborations

  • Strong organization and communication skills 

Using stuff like...

  • Collaborative tools like Google Workspace, Microsoft 365,  mural, figma, SessionLab

  • Data collection and analysis tools like NVivo, Dedoose, Airtable, Qualtrics

  • Project management and communication tools like slack, Trello, Basecamp, Microsoft Teams

  • Learning Management Systems like D2L, Canva, Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams Classroom



Assistant Professor of Experience Architecture, Michigan State University Experience Architecture 

From 2018-2022, I taught as a full-time professor at MSU, where I designed learner-centered curriculum and facilitated online and in-person Experience Architecture and writing courses. I am excited to be back in the class room as a part-time professor, engaging in user research and design with community clients and students to practice UXR methodologies to create solutions​. It is a a true joy to return to collaborating with educators and other stakeholders to provide high-quality and inclusive learning experiences.


Lead UX Researcher and Writer, Taproot Law

Taproot Law, a legal start-up, is building accessible and affordable products from the ground up. As a lead researcher and writer, I spearheaded UX Research (UXR) strategy to develop a deeper understanding and meet the legal needs of community members in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula​.


Design and Facilitation Project Manager, University of Michigan Center for Socially Engaged Design

As a project manager, I facilitated multi-phased projects to support research-focused collaboration in the College of Engineering (CoE). This work required in-depth research to understand faculty needs and create innovative solutions for faculty and students. I had so much fun collaborating across the CoE to turn ideas into real-world solutions.


UX Researcher and Writer, University of Michigan Center for Academic Innovation

I will forever be grateful that I found myself at the Center for Academic Innovation where my team developed ECoach, an online learning tool that is now used by millions, from the ground up. For this effort, I wrote and delivered relevant, research-based content and led and facilitated interdisciplinary research projects with staff and faculty that incorporated approaches in UX.

Education and Certifications


Figma Masterclass for UX Writers and Content Designers, UX Writing Hub

Certification: Evaluating Designs with Users | University of Michigan Coursera


PhD | English and Education, University of Michigan


Master's | Rhetoric and Composition, Ball State University


BA | English, history, K12 education, Aquinas College
Certification: Secondary Education in English and history

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