Résumé

INTRODUCTION

I started out my career as as a molecular biologist, which is surprisingly good training for information architecture (biology having invented the concept of taxonomy) and usability research (the scientific method). During my laboratory years, I co-wrote several scientific papers and have one patent to my name. Though I no longer work in the lab, I have a special interest in the behavioral science side of usability—I like to figure out what makes customers tick.

Since leaving the lab bench for the Web, I’ve worn many different hats: content manager, technical writer, marketing copywriter, editor, usability tester, information architect, content strategist, and more. In all of these, the goal of my work has been to distill what's complex down to something clear and easy to use.

I've found that my strong writing background is especially helpful in design-heavy projects (where content is too often a last-minute afterthought). You won't find any Click Heres or Lorem Ipsums in my wireframes! Just good content and design working together like they should.

SUMMARY OF UX SKILLS

User Experience/Information Architecture

Content Strategy

CODING & SOFTWARE EXPERTISE

WORK HISTORY

Lead Content Strategist
Siteworx, Inc.
Interactive agency focusing on Web, mobile, and Content Management System development and design.
2014–Present

Sr. User Experience Architect
Siteworx, Inc.
Interactive agency focusing on Web, mobile, and Content Management System development and design.
2012–2013

Information Architect & Content Strategist
Life Technologies
Biotechnology company with 50,000 products, 11,000 employees, and $4 billion revenue/year
2008–December 2011

Information Architect & Content Strategist
Applied Biosystems
2004–2008

Technical Writer
Chiron Corporation
2004

Senior Marketing & Technical Editor
LabVelocity, Inc
2000–2003

Immunology Researcher
Chiron Corporation
1999–2000

EDUCATION

Adaptive Path & Nielsen Norman Group
User Experience Seminars & Training

University of California, Berkeley
Professional Sequence in Editing

University of Michigan
Bachelor of Science, Cellular & Molecular Biology (Major); English Literature (Minor)