The greatest challenges in healthcare will be cultural, precipitated by technology. As a design researcher, I help organizations respond to these challenges by uncovering and advocating for the human needs behind complex systems.
I'm a UX researcher for IBM Watson Health. I work with users to leverage artificial intelligence to solve meaningful problems for radiologists and the system of care that depends on fast, accurate medical imaging.
Before that, I received a Master's in Industrial Design from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Bachelor's in Cultural Anthropology from Northwestern University and conducted audience research and evaluation for museums. I'm a former aspiring opera singer and current fan of pastry, caves, and dinosaurs. Grab my resume to learn more.
I spent the better part of my time in grad school thinking about menstruation and public space. I want to enable reliable period product access in public restrooms at scale by designing a system that actually works for custodians.
The driving force behind my career is enabling thriving, healthy communities. This requires righting the immediate wrongs of economic & geographic access to healthcare expertise and the more complex, diffused wrongs of the social determinants of health, such as food desserts, violence, and poverty. Making an impact on any of these issues requires diverse perspectives and contextual sensitivity. I hope to make my contribution by designing more efficient systems for health care and public sector employees.