Executive Director Double Union
I'm helping build Double Union, a hacker/maker space for women in the Mission in San Francisco. Our mission is to create a community workshop space where women can work on projects in a comfortable, welcoming environment.
Designer, Data Scientist FutureAdvisor
I helped build FutureAdvisor, a digital investment advisor that provides free, unbiased advice and flat-fee automated portfolio management. I split my time between analysis of large data sets (using python, pandas, numpy, scipy, and matplotlib), creating interactive data visualizations with d3.js, a/b testing, and front end UX/UI design. My work for FutureAdvisor was featured on CNN Money, WSJ's MoneyWatch, and Lifehacker.
Product Manager, UX/UI Designer Habit Labs
Habit Labs was a startup focused on building behavior change web apps. I worked with Buster Benson on product design for Budge, a mobile app that helped people start new healthy habits, such as pushups or flossing. My role was project manager, where I set short-term and long-term development goals, informed by analysis of user behavior and user interviews. I also became the lead UX/UI designer and created Budge's well loved snail persona.
Master's Research in Public Health University of Washington
Public Health school is the intersection of social sciences and biological science. I designed and implemented studies focusing on risk analysis in human populations. My thesis research was a differential equations model of chemical transport through human skin.
Electrical Engineering & Studio Art Vanderbilt University
I majored in Electrical Engineering, where I developed a rigorous analytical and problem solving background and gained programming experience. My coursework focused on image processing, optoelectronics, and product design.
My studio art minor focused on printmaking and photography. I developed a strong design aesthetic, learned to take an idea and create a polished implementation, and developed the ability and vocabulary to articulate and critique visual ideas.
Biodiesel Production Research ENGAGE Fellow
I researched and produced an environmental impact assessment of on-campus biodiesel production processes and alternative fuel use, including supply chain analysis.
Interference Lithography Weiss Lab at Vanderbilt
I designed and ran experiments to develop a method for creating nanoscale optical gratings on silicon for biosensing applications using interference lithography. I also designed the test apparatus in CAD and fabricated it with a CNC machine.
Wind Turbine Modeling German Academic Exchange
As a DAAD RISE scholar, I developed wind turbine simulation for modeling alternative energy grid integration. My fellowship was sponsored by Christian-Albrechts-Universitat Zu Kiel.