I’m a team leader for user experience and product design, with 12 years under my belt in both the public and private sector, including most recently the Obama administration’s innovative USDS – a startup at The White House, using design and technology to deliver better services to the American people.
I’m also a US Marine, and have led, trained, and mentored teams of over 30 Marines in logistics, civil affairs, and administrative operations while deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as part of an 1,100+ unit. My military service developed my discipline, leadership of complex groups, interdisciplinary thinking, and sense of mission about all the types of work I do.
I am grounded in my education in both software development and communications with an anthropological focus. My approach to the design of user experience and products always calls on this early training in anthropology and learning about human behavior as the initial step in any project. In 2012, coming off of my time overseas, I joined the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, where as part of a fellowship I worked on helping people in need to keep their homes, learn about their college loans, and fight against predatory lending agencies; I cherish working as an advocate, and helping to bring a sense of normalcy to those in need.