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 formulated.by (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)

Education

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