Education

The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) / Richardson, TX
M.S. in Applied Cognition and Neuroscience, Specializing in Human-Computer Interaction
3.97 GPA / Graduated December 2023

The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) / Richardson, TX
B.S. in Cognitive Science, Minor in Computer Science
3.96 GPA / Graduated December 2022

Experience

GEICO / Associate Designer
Dallas, TX / June 2023 - October 2023
- Spearheaded research and design for the settings section of a new telematics mobile application in preparation for customer launch to 1.27 million users, revamping 10 screens with 97 component variants
- Strategized test plans, conducted interviews, synthesized feedback, and drafted stakeholder reports for 7 research initiatives including 4 moderated user studies and 3 unmoderated usability tests with 6-18 participants each
- Integrated fully functional settings prototype into the general telematics flow and contributed 1/3 of the content to a newly created mobile design library, documenting 9 reusable components

GEICO / UI/UX Intern
Chevy Chase, MD / June 2022 - August 2022
- Produced a new, customer-facing self-service flow for the digital claims process, allowing users to easily supply additional information and reducing the time and action needed from representatives by 5+ minutes per interaction
- Conducted unmoderated user interviews for 4 different research projects, analyzing responses from 60+ participants and sharing results with business and engineering partners at the conclusion of each project
- Completed competitive analysis on how competitors attract and retain top UX talent in order to create a suite of 3 graphic assets meant to be shared with 140k+ followers on social platforms such as LinkedIn

Vivint Smart Home / Smart Home Pro
Dallas, TX / December 2019 - April 2020
- Established customer relationships in homes across Spring, Houston, and Dallas, Texas
- Learned how to quickly generate customer interest, pitch products, and close sales
- Introduced Vivint brand and product selection to 200+ households across Texas

Projects

D Tour / UI/UX Designer (Student Partnership with Dialexa, an IBM Company)
Dallas, TX / February 2022 - April 2022
- Led a team of 3 designers to create wireframes and high-fidelity prototypes for 20+ screens in an agile workflow
- Synthesized 2 user interviews into personas, user journey maps, and empathy maps to inform product designs
- Organized multi-disciplinary team of 6 designers, engineers, and business analysts to develop an innovative product

Solace /  UI/UX Designer (Student Startup)
Richardson, TX / March 2021 - October 2021
- Redesigned 10+ key screens throughout the application to improve clarity, navigation, and user confidence
- Developed brand identity and design system for 3 other designers to utilize across the product
- Designed 4 new features, communicating with the front-end team throughout development to ensure feasibility

Bijutsu Gallery / UI/UX Designer,  UX Researcher (Google UX Design Certificate)
Houston, TX / June 2021 - July 2021
- Produced 15+ mobile screens to demonstrate potential user flows, creating a functional high-fidelity prototype
- Administered user interviews and usability tests on 8 users throughout each stage of iteration
- Performed competitive analysis over 4 competitors to understand the landscape of art gallery and museum apps

Leadership Experience

User Experience Club at UTD (Largest UX Student Organization in the DFW Area)
Internal Advisor / June 2023 - December 2023
- Counseled new executive team over the course of the semester as they transitioned into their roles to provide stability
- Advised event planning and club logistics, covering 7 events attended by an average of 40 students
- Facilitated communications to organize collaboration between this organization and the newly founded User Experience Student Association at The University of North Texas
Secretary / May 2022June 2023
- Organized logistics for monthly events attended by 80+ members and an annual conference with 130+ attendees
- Managed tasks and deadlines for a team of 18 officers in marketing, finances, corporate relations, and logistics
- Moderated 2 panels consisting of 9 industry professionals, leading discussions to help students new to the field
Financial Officer / February 2021 -  May 2022
- Planned fundraisers and limited spending to boost club budget by 103.3% over tenure
- Organized finances to host a conference attended by 120+ participants
- Utilized budget to create optimal member experiences, bringing in 20-30 participants at each event


HackUTD (Largest University Hackathon in Texas)
Marketing Lead / December 2022 - December 2023
- Produced 2500+ registrations and 1000+ check-ins, elevating HackUTD to the 2nd largest hackathon in the US
- Led a team of 8 marketing coordinators to produce content, increasing social media engagement by 730% and follower count by over 40%
- Directed creation of video content that organically reached over 40,000 unique Instagram accounts, leading to 3,000+ user interactions
Marketing Lead / December 2021 - December 2022
- Generated 2400+ registrations and 1025+ check-ins, resulting in a 20+% increase from the previous year and raising HackUTD to the 3rd largest hackathon in the US
- Managed a team of 9 coordinators, delegating tasks between designers, social media specialists, photographers, and video editors
- Designed event website for each hackathon, a product used by over 2500 users annually
Marketing Coordinator / May 2021 - December 2021
- Garnered 1400+ registrations and 850+ check-ins, resulting in the largest university hackathon in Texas
- Developed 10+ engaging marketing assets with Photoshop to generate participant excitement
- Designed graphics to be printed on 5000+ units of merchandise


Nebula Labs (Student Developer Group Servicing 10,000+ Users)
Head of Design / January 2022 - May 2022
- Created design guidelines for an interdisciplinary team of 25+ maintainers across a collection of products
- Oversaw the design and development of 5 individual projects from sketches to functional prototypes
Designer / September 2021 - January 2022
- Produced wireframes and mockups on Figma for a set of online tools used by 10,000+ students

Certifications

Skills

UI/UX

User Research
Information Architecture
Paper/Digital Wireframing
Mockups
Prototyping
Usability Testing

Visual

Grid & Layout
Colors
Typography
Iconography

Tools

Figma
UserTesting
Quantum Metric
Axure RP
Adobe XD
Qualtrics
Photoshop
Illustrator

Technical

Flutter
DART
HTML
CSS
Java
C++

Honors

Magna Cum Laude Latin Honors (Fall 2022)
GPA within the top ten percent of students in the school at graduation
Dean's Award for Academic Excellence in Cognitive Science (Fall 2022)
chosen by faculty to recognize the student with the highest academic performance and overall excellence within a major at graduation
National Merit Scholar (Fall 2019 - Fall 2022)
granted by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation
National Merit Corporate Scholar (Fall 2019 - Fall 2022)
granted by Technip FMC
Collegium V Scholar (Fall 2019 - Fall 2022)
UTD Honors College
Dean's List (Fall 2020 - Fall 2022)
GPA within the top ten percent of students in the school each semester