EDUCATION

 

Carnegie Mellon University | Pittsburgh, PA | May 2014

BHCI: Human-Computer Interaction | BS: Psychology

Minor: Biomedical Engineering | University Honors

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

Penguin Random House | Product associate: children’s digital

New York, NY, June 2015–Present

Conceptualize and develop digital products for Random House Children’s Books.

Provide preliminary UX recommendations and early wireframes to enhance products.

Lead UX redesign, updates, and optimization for mobile on web projects to improve site engagement.

Develop and moderate User Testing protocol and reporting for a Sci-Fi / Fantasy based website.

 

General Assembly | expert In residence: User experience design

Brooklyn, NY, April 2015–July 2015

Hosted UX office hours to provide feedback to students in UX Design 12-week night course.

Helped facilitate group discussions, in-class workshops, and projects.

Provided mentorship and guidance to students in-class and online throughout the course.

 

Makerbot industries | User experience designer

Brooklyn, NY, November 2014–April 2015

Created wireframes to improve the overall user experience and conversions on the e-commerce site.

Integrated financing into the checkout flow to provide additional purchasing options for consumers.

QA new features and pages on the website to ensure the development matches the final wireframes.

Designed pages for new products and site features while maintaining a cohesive brand experience.

 

CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY | HCI METHODS TEACHING ASSISTANT

Pittsburgh, PA, Spring 2014

Assisted students with in-class activities practicing human-computer interaction research methods.

Graded students work and provided feedback to help students improve on future assignments.

 

NIKE | GLOBAL DIGITAL BRAND PLATFORM INTERN

Beaverton, OR, Summer 2013

Rapidly edited wireframes for new feature on Nike.com to enhance user experience.

Performed competitive analysis against competing brands regarding consumer brand experience.

Proposed digital space for Young Athletes division of Nike.

 

MTV NETWORKS | USER EXPERIENCE INTERN

San Francisco, CA, Summer 2012

Researched and performed feature analysis for online and mobile gaming.

Conducted, planned, and moderated user testing for games in development as well as focus groups for Nickelodeon Games Group.

 

MAD SCIENCE | MAD SCIENCE INSTRUCTOR

Pittsburgh, PA, Winter 2011–Spring 2013

Taught and performed interactive science experiments for groups of 4-20 elementary school students to foster early science learning.

SKILLS UTILIZED

 

 

 

Adobe Creative Suite (Ai, Id, Ps)

Competitive Analysis

Design Research

Product Development

 

Grading

Mentoring

Teaching

Adobe Creative Suite (Ai, Id, Ps)

Competitive Analysis

Design Research

Prototyping

Grading

Mentoring

 

Adobe Creative Suite (Ai, Id, Ps)

Competitive Analysis

Design Research

 

Competitive Analysis

Think-Aloud Protocol

User Testing

Early Childhood STEM Education

Mentoring

Prototyping

Think-Aloud Protocol

User Testing

Wireframing

Storyboarding

Wireframing

Teaching

Prototyping

Wireframing

 

ACTIVITIES & LEADERSHIP

 

DELTA DELTA DELTA | FALL 2010–PRESENT

Head Mechanic, Fall 2011–Spring 2012

Led a team of mechanics to build and maintain a unique high-performance man-powered

racing vehicle capable of speeds upwards of 40 mph.

 

Rho Sigma (Recruitment Sister), Spring 2012–Fall 2012

Chosen as one of 40 Greek women out of 450 candidates to represent CMU sororities as both an ambassador, counselor and recruiter.

 

Sponsor Chair, Winter 2011–Winter 2012

Planned events to integrate new members into the chapter.

Matched new members with mentors who assist new members adjust to college and fraternity life.

 

Booth Head, Spring 2012, 2013

Led chapter in building a two-story carnival booth and directed framing construction.

 

SOCIETY OF WOMEN ENGINEERS | FALL 2010–PRESENT

Middle School Day Co-Chair, Spring 2012–Present

Planned, organized, and ran event to introduce middle schoolers to engineering disciplines.

 

Social Chair, Spring 2011–Spring 2012

Organized monthly events open to all of campus to de-stress.

Spread awareness of SWE on campus and increase student involvement in SWE.

 

SWE-Week Committee Leader, Spring 2011, 2012

Led a committee to run a late night engineering pageant to increase awareness of SWE on campus.

HONORS & AWARDS

 

DIETRICH COLLEGE DEAN'S LIST WITH HONORS

With High Honors | Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2014

Semester GPA of 3.75 or above.

With Honors | Spring 2013

Semester GPA of 3.5 or above.

 

ORDER OF OMEGA

Fall 2012

Selected to represent the top 3% of the Greek Community for high standards in scholarship and leadership.

 

SWE NATIONAL CONFERENCE ATTENDEE

Fall 2011, 2012

Selected to represent Carnegie Mellon at Society of Women Engineers Annual National Conference.

 

CARNEGIE SCHOLARSHIP

Fall 2010

$16,501/year scholarship throughout the pursuit of a 4-year degree.

SOFTWARE SKILLS

 

Adobe Analytics

Adobe Creative Suite (Ai, Id, Ps)

Balsamiq

HTML/CSS/JavaScript

Invision

Matlab

 

Microsoft Office

Omniture

Python

Solidworks

SPSS

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