How I've grown

Life's just no fun if you're not learning new things. Here are highlights of UX-relevant training, education, and professional growth.

Professional development

Keeping those design skills sharp!

  • Data Science Salon Austin; two-day conference from (2019)
  • Remotely Possible: Remote Testing Lessons from Tomer Sharon and Steve Krug (2015)
  • Knowbility: Access U (2015)
  • Which Test Won: The Live Event (2015)
  • Mobile Design Patterns, Theresa Neil (2012)
  • Content Strategy, Kristina Halvorson, Seattle (2011)
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), SolutionsIQ (2009)
  • Taxonomy & Sharepoint, four part training series, Seth Earley (2009)
  • Presenting Visual Information, Edward Tufte (2003)
  • Worldwide Usability Tour, Jakob Nielsen (2001)

Professional growth

Presenting, panels, professional organizations, and giving back.

  • Color Usability and Data Visualization, global Dell Brand Blue Notes presentation (2019)
  • General Assembly UXDI lead instructor, ten-week, full-time UX boot camps (four times, 2016–2018)
  • Testing, testing... and User Experience, Creatives Meet Business Website Edition, live event + podcast (ep. 12; I start at 3:20) (2016).
  • GENaustin GirlConnect Code, trainer (2015)
  • GirlConnect Women in Technology, panelist (2015)
  • UXPA Austin session: presenter, Telling Stories with Narrative Taxonomy (2014)


The below was accomplished while working full time and earning multiple work awards and promotions.

Bachelor of Science, Psychology

Texas Woman’s University, May 1999