I am a user experience designer for the My Life and Work team at Microsoft. I graduated from New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) where I created, among other things, a sandbox where you can physically dig for virtual dinosaurs and a mobile app that uses augmented reality to help people fix cars. Last summer, I worked as an interaction designer for Microsoft Research, developing a mobile platform for people to record and share stories. Prior to that, I was a multimedia producer and visual journalist for MSN Money, where I ate my way through stories such as "The $1,000 Sundae" and "The $1,000 Omelete" (it was delicious, but a little rich for my taste). My background in journalism has led me to believe that everybody and every object has a story, so I try to tell these stories through my designs. I grew up in the foothills of North Carolina, and you'll catch my southern twang when I get overly excited. I like traveling, tango dancing and almost all food, except for papayas.

You can download my resume here.