A motivated young professional currently pursuing a Master’s of Science in Interaction Design and Information Architecture from the University of Baltimore with an expected graduation date of December 2018. Upon graduation I will also receive a graduate certificate in User-Experience Design. In August 2013 I received my B.S. in Health and Human performance with a concentration of Community Health from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Currently I work as a Research Project Coordinator with the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Here I am apart of the Family Informed Trauma Treatment center (FITT) where I focus on research of families experiencing inner-city violence and how to best adapt treatment services for them. Within this role I have gained extensive knowledge and experience with project research, development and management. We have several projects that I have helped develop and manage such as MindResilience, Family Assessment of Needs & Strengths Trauma tool (FANS), and Healing Empowering and Recovering Together (HEART). Prior to this role I spent several years working as a Program Coordinator with Option Care Home Infusion, where I assisted with the development and implementation of select high-cost drug programs.
My current interest include user research and design, specifically redesign of specialized complex software such as government databases, and electronic health records . Currently I am assisting the United States Geological Survey’s (USGS) Bird Banding Lab with the redesign of their bird migratory software to ensure a more user friendly experience. I also have experience working with non-profits such as BNIA in helping with redesign of their city statistical software. This includes user-testing, ethnographic interviews, and creating mock-ups and prototypes using industry standard software such as Adobe and Axure.