As long as I can remember I’ve been interested in understanding what it might be like to look through someone else’s eyes. From pretending to be one of my idols as a kid to wondering why and how that homeless person ended up where they are. I’ve always had a keen interest in knowing and attempting to understand others.

This curiosity stretched into my education; from studying visual merchandising to apparel buying to frontend web development to UX design strategies and now adding acting as part of my compass. All of which have taught me how to listen, learn, and empathize with the user. But not only the typical ‘user’ that we refer to in UX design and business lingo, these principles also apply to coworkers, family, friends, and the stranger on the street. Empathy and understanding are more important now in our fragile and over-communicating world than ever.

I love working with others - I'm at my best when I'm working with a team or leading others. I honestly find all types of personalities fascinating which drives my motivation to find a way to connect and relate with others to see their point of view. I can confidently say one of my greatest assets is bringing a team together to accomplish a goal.

Random bits I'm into: 

📊   I love an excel spreadsheet, chart, and anything finance!
🎬   I'm an actress outside of the world of the web.
🏠   Native to Nashville, TN but recently moved to Seattle in April
♉️   I think astrology is fascinating but I don't live by it (My Sun,
Moon, & Mercury are all in Taurus but I'm on the cusp of Gemini).
🎧   Currently listening to these podcasts: 
        Tim Ferriss
        Scared to Death
        That's So Retrograde
   My main priority is how users interact with the site; ensuring that users can navigate an app or site successfully and make intuitive decisions on where to click and where not to click. All while considering the expectations of the stakeholders, developers, and other designers.