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Curriculum Vitae

Things I Have Done

Education

Purdue University | Dec 2019 | West Lafayette, IN
B.S. User Experience Design | 3.2 GPA
Minors: Psychology, Communication

Certificate: Collaborative Leadership

 

Study Abroad
Summer 2018 | Newcastle University, UK
Open Lab Digital Civics Research: Red Cross "What Futures"

Pike High School | May 2016 | Indianapolis, IN
International Baccalaureate Diploma Candidate | 3.9 GPA

Experience

Zillow Group | Product Designer

January 2021 - 2024 | Oakland, CA

Designing user and visual experiences withing the Zillow product ecosystem

Benefit.Design | UX/Visual Designer

August 2020 - May 2021 | Indianapolis, IN

Offering volunteer design services to companies and organizations impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic

V.I.Seat Concierge | UX/Visual Designer

April 2020 - July 2020 | Indianapolis, IN

Ideated  and implemented new landing page features within a UX design-thinking-based model

Plum EP | Creative Director

April 2019 - Present | Indianapolis, IN

Managed the curation and artistic direction of my personal creative music project

Blue Radar Search | Student UX Associate

August 2019 - December 2019 | Indianapolis, IN

Oversaw the conceptualization and ideation of the profile creation webpage redesign

Deloitte Digital | Student Project Manager & UX Designer

August 2018 - December 2018 | Indianapolis, IN

Managed a team of 5 in team member relations and restructuring webpage information architecture and flow 

Federal Aviation Administration | UX Design Intern

May 2018 - August 2018 | Indianapolis, IN

Assisted in restructuring and implementing visual designs for the animation sector's webpage and animated videos

Garmin International | Student Project Co-Lead & UX Designer

January 2018 - April 2018 | Indianapolis, IN

Completed user research to deliver recommendations, research insights, and mockups for a feature redesign in the Garmin Connect application

Microsoft | Student UX Designer

August 2017 - December 2017 | Indianapolis, IN

Collaboratively designed a new application to aid students with time management and personal organization

Purdue Content Marketing | Student UX Designer

January 2017 - April 2017 | Indianapolis, IN

Intellectually supported the design of a professional resource hub with special attention to UX and information architecture

Relevant College Courses

**Course descriptions courtesy of Purdue University

Foundations Computer Graphics Technology

This course provides a foundational overview of computer graphics. The topics include the applications of computer graphics in today's world, basic technical elements of computer graphics, a review of current and future career opportunities in the field, and areas of potential research and study in computer graphics technology.

Fundamentals of Imaging Technology

This course provides a foundation for the development and use of raster and vector images for a variety of industries. Full-color images and illustrations are produced using computer technologies, with a focus on both technical and aesthetic aspects. Topics include color theory and perception, surface and lighting analysis, rendering techniques, and technical characteristics.

UXD Studio 1

Introduction to the fundamental components of human-centered design, focusing on interactive computer systems. Students learn the basic tenets and methods of user-centered design, including usability and visual design principles, user research, and low-fidelity prototyping. The course is platform-independent and encourages students to experiment with new and emerging technologies.

UXD Studio 2

Intermediate exploration of various approaches to human-centered design. Students learn intermediate research and design methods and create high-fidelity prototypes. The course is platform-independent and encourages students to experiment with new and emerging technologies.

UXD Studio 3

Advanced exploration of cross-channel approaches to human-centered design such as service design that span digital and physical experiences. Students utilize principles of usability and user experience to create and evaluate physical prototypes. The course is platform-independent and encourages students to experiment with new and emerging technologies.

UXD Studio 4

Advanced exploration of strategic human-centered design that aligns user experience with organizational strategy and business goals, using approaches such as agile, waterfall, and lean UX. Students utilize visual, information, and usability principles as well as various approaches and methods of human-centered design to create interactive digital prototypes. The course is platform-independent and encourages students to experiment with new and emerging technologies.

UXD Studio 5

This course prepares students to lead complex and strategic design projects. Students become proficient in the most advanced approaches, methods, and techniques of human-centered design. The course is platform-independent and encourages students to experiment with new and emerging technologies.

UXD Experience Studio 1

Students learn about the roles they can pursue and build foundational collaboration and project management skills. Projects utilize a human-centered design approach to provide a rich user experience.

UXD Experience Studio 2

This course allows students to practice as a UX designer in a company-like environment. Students continue to develop their abilities and contribute significantly to projects. Projects utilize a human-centered design approach to provide a rich user experience.

UXD Experience Studio 3

This course provides students with opportunities to explore opportunities in a company-like environment. Students are knowledgeable project members and beginning to transition into subject matter experts and managers. Projects utilize human-centered design principles to provide a rich user experience.

 

UXD Experience Studio 4

This course provides students with opportunities to explore opportunities in a company-like environment. Students step into project management roles and learn how to more effectively lead a team. Projects utilize human-centered design principles to provide a rich user experience.

Computer Graphic Professional Practices I

Professional development and communications in the field of computer graphics; Emphasis will be placed on industry engagement for the development and refinement of a student's professional resume and portfolio; and professional communications practices necessary for securing professional practical work experience. 

Computer Graphic Professional Practices II

Preparation for professional employment in computer graphics professions. Topics covered include professional and technical writing, correspondence, corporate and freelance employment considerations; portfolio planning; and interviewing. Students will arrange interviews and portfolio reviews. 

Design Thinking In Technology

Students will engage in critical analysis of real-world problems and global challenges. They will demonstrate the ability to recognize opportunity and to take initiative in developing solutions applying the principles of human-centered design. Students will be able to communicate effectively and to work well on teams. Problems and solutions will be examined from societal, cultural, and ethical perspectives.

Contemporary Problems in Applied Computer Graphics (I/II)

Groups will identify, design, qualify and plan a final project relative to existing or emerging issues within applied computer graphics. This project will be done in conjunction with industry and faculty engagement. Activities and experiences will explore related topics such as project planning and management, user expectations, interpersonal communications skills, and quality management. This course is combined with CGT 41201 which includes the execution and evaluation of the capstone project planned in CGT 41101.

Psychology

  • Elementary Psychology

  • Introduction to Cognitive Psychology

  • Introduction to Social Psychology

  • Psychology of Stereotyping and Prejudice

 

Communication

  • Fundament of Speech

  • Introduction to Communication Theory

  • Principles of Persuasion

  • Communication in Small Groups

Leadership

  • Collaborative Leadership I: Interpersonal

  • Collaborative Leadership II: Cross-Cultural

  • Collaborative Leadership III: Mentoring

College Organizations

Purdue University UX Design Club | Member

2019

Creating awareness for UX across campus

Purdue University Music Collective | Member

2019

Forum for discussion on popular music

Purdue Black Hurricane News Publication | Writer + Editor

2016 - 2018

Publication for Black student social issues, events, and arts on campus

Dangerous Appeal Dance Team | Secretary + Creative Director

2017

Majorette dance team for fitness and sisterhood

UX Mentor Program | Student Mentor 

2017

Program for mentoring underclassmen in the UX program

Purdue Miss Black & Gold Scholarship Pageant | Miss Congeniality

2016

Scholarship pageant held by the brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity to highlight and emphasize black female excellence on campus

Purdue University Fashion Club | Member

2016

Facilitated fashion and art appreciation amongst Purdue students

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