About Me

Who am I?

I live near Dayton, OH, where I work for Elsevier as a Sr UX Specialist on the user-centered design team.

I did my undergraduate work at Cornell University, where I double majored in archaeology and art history, with a couple of minors in anthropology and computer science. I wanted to be Indiana Jones. Unfortunately there weren't too many job openings for Indiana Jones-style work, so I went to grad school at the University of Michigan to study Human-Computer Interaction and managed to get in near the bottom of the (then) relatively new field of user centered design/interaction design.

I am particularly interested in responsive and mobile-first design, CSS3, HTML5, ethnography, typography, and web accessibility. My goal is to save the world, one pixel at a time.

Beyond that, I have an awesome husband, am owned by two cats, practice yoga, fence with the SCA (I am studying German two-handed longsword, cook recreationally, work on my photography, like to travel and explore new places, enjoy a good dirty martini, read voraciously, and sometimes like to write stuff down.

I also read a lot. You will never see me without a book or my Kindle.