About Me


Good design is good business

- Thomas Watson

I’m a user experience researcher/designer with the IBM Watson team in Pittsburgh, PA.

Previously, I was a National Science Foundation (NSF) fellow in the Master’s in Human-Computer Interaction program at the Georgia Institute of Technology. I was in the Ubiquitous Computing Group and worked on an Android app with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). I also conducted user research  with the Georgia Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program that will inform efforts to develop technology for distributing information about children’s development to hundreds of thousands of parents of young children across Georgia.

I also worked for six years in a decision neuroscience lab at Duke University, as well as a brain imag­ing research lab at Carnegie Mellon University.

I enjoy anything involving music. As an undergrad, I developed and led a recording studio and label, Small Town Records. Two of the label’s bands were voted into the top five in mtvU’s national contest for “Best Music on Campus”. I played guitar and composed music for one of these bands, Panda Force.

I am currently working on new music as well as playing open mic nights to get used to playing live music again