I’m an award-winning user experience researcher, maker, crafter & educator who can research, design & craft custom technologies, props, costumes, and everything in between.

My expertise includes:

  • Mixed methods
  • Virtual reality/augmented reality/XR
  • User experience research and strategy
  • crowdsourcing
  • Maker/Do-It-Yourself Culture
  • Human-centered research & service design

I served as assistant professor of the Computer Science department at Sonoma State University, and prior, with my Ph.D. from Virginia Tech in Computer Science and Applications, Human-Computer Interaction.

I am known for bringing human-centered research into product design (maker class with non-profits, capstone class) to bring viable, usable products to our clients.

How can I help?

I am currently consulting and seeking opportunities with companies that need help in my areas of expertise.

If you have a tricky opportunity for technology to support people, or an intriguing interactive experience, let my skills as an interdisciplinary user experience researcher and maker/crafter help you craft the perfect experience.

I am also a decade-long advocate for women and underrepresented groups in Tech, along with an award-winning master-rank costume builder and designer!

Side-by-side of a toy lightsaber and my interactive, sustainable-conscious lightsaber.