I am a UX Designer based in San Francisco. I am also a former speech-language pathologist with 5 years’ experience in the field. Having treated hundreds of patients in my clinical practice, I know how to put people first, empathizing with their unique needs and ideating solutions to their problems. Prioritizing the needs of patients translates to prioritizing the needs of users, and I take great care to ensure that my design work reflects this.
My background in speech pathology, linguistics, and music performance means that I am an expert in communication. This helps me connect with people meaningfully, allowing me to gain valuable insight into their mental models and emotional states. I use this understanding to drive my design work, ensuring that I deliver well-researched, enjoyable usability experiences.
What I love most about UX Design is the opportunity to empathize with people and help them achieve their goals. I am happiest when I can work directly with people, thoroughly understand their needs, and give them a voice. Consequently, I shine in the researching, interviewing, testing, persona, and story-telling stages of the design process.
When I'm not UX-ing, I enjoy expressing myself and learning as much as I can about human potential. Some of my favorite hobbies are playing my clarinet, creative writing, reading fiction novels, exchanging ideas with friends, visiting arts venues, and exploring psychology topics.