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WORK EXPERIENCE                                                                                                                    

Congressional Innovation Fellow
Jan. 2019 – Present
Washington, DC

  • Covering criminal justice and technology issues for Representative Mark Takano (CA-41).

  • Developed and ran Congressional Design Workshop Series attended by 70+ Congressional staffers.

Senior User Researcher                                                                                                                                                                        
Feb. 2018 – Dec. 2018
Los Angeles, CA

  • Worked with cross-functional stakeholders to identify research priorities for Field Service Lightning product; conducted research using a range of methods; and created and presented reports to inform product design decisions.           

User Researcher      
Aug. 2016 – Jan. 2018
San Francisco, CA

  • Developed and executed on research agenda for three product areas within Salesforce Service Cloud to develop understanding of users and inform product design decisions.

User Experience Research Intern  
May – Aug. 2015
San Francisco, CA

  • Worked with a designer to research, design, and validate a new template for the community management platform.

The New Press                                                                                                                                                                        
Manager of Institutional Communications and Academic Marketing 
Jan. 2013 – Aug. 2014
New York, NY

  • Chaired interdepartmental committee focused on coordinating outreach efforts across internal departments and building partnerships with nonprofits and cultural institutions to broaden the reach of New Press books.

Development and Academic Marketing Associate 
Sept. 2011 – Dec. 2012
New York, NY

  • Wrote newsletters, academic marketing promotions, appeal letters, and grant proposals and planned events to communicate The New Press mission and activities to subscribers, professors, and donors.

Center for Global Development   
Institutional Advancement Associate
Jan. 2011 – Aug. 2011
Washington, DC

  • Managed outreach and activities for two donor groups including corresponding with individual donors; maintaining Salesforce database records; and writing newsletters, appeals, and event invitations.

Institutional Advancement Assistant
Sept. 2009 – Dec. 2010
Washington, DC

  • Participated in the design and execution of two high-level donor summits.

Access to Finance Intern
Nov. 2008 – May 2009
Washington, DC

  • Supported senior fellow’s research on the financial crisis and its effects on financial access in developing countries.


School of Information, University of California, Berkeley 
Master of Information Management and Systems
Graduated May 2016
GPA: 3.96                                                                         

  • Fellow: Center for Technology, Society & Policy and Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity

  • Teaching Assistant: Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies (Fall 2014); Information Organization and Retrieval (Fall 2015); Information Visualization and Presentation (Spring 2016)        

Emory University
Bachelor of Arts, Economics and International Studies
Graduated May 2007
GPA 3.72


Assessing the Design and Impact of Criminal Justice Algorithms: Authored three academic research papers on the use of predictive algorithms in criminal justice and presented at Algorithms in Culture conference hosted by UC Berkeley.

A User-Centered Perspective on Algorithmic Personalization: Co-designed and ran an experimental survey to measure users’ attitudes towards personalization of online content; presented work at the Privacy Law Scholars Conference and Federal Trade Commission; briefed staff at House Energy & Commerce Committee.

Pythonic Poet: Co-created a sonnet-generating algorithm and a model for suggesting metaphors using Python. Presented at the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics.

Evaluating Broadband Internet Access and Use in Rural California: With a team of 4, conducted field visits and interviews in Mendocino County to assess internet access and use. Piloted a survey based on qualitative interview findings.

RECENT VOLUNTEER WORK: Member of the Salesforce User Experience Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council; Research support for the Executive Director of the Ella Baker Center; Neighborhood canvassing for the California single-payer healthcare bill

TECHNICAL SKILLS: Information visualization (D3, Highcharts, Tableau), Javascript, Python

RESEARCH METHODS: field studies, interviewing, participatory design workshops, survey design, usability testing