My foundation as a UX Researcher stems from the quest to understand the ways humans shape the world through their interactions with it.

This passion is what led to my multidisciplinary academic and professional pursuits and concentrations in philosophy, sociology, international education, anthropology, and religious studies.

Past experience in higher education has enabled me to use my research aptitude within the UX industry. In doing so, I have devoted myself to taking on UX projects and growing my experience in technology-oriented research and design strategy.

UX Researcher & Strategist

Freelance Consultant | Remote, 2022-Present

  • Lead end-to-end user research projects using qualitative and quantitative methods to understand user needs and derive insights.

  • Develop user-centered design strategies aligning with business goals and market trends for a cohesive product plan.

  • Collaborate closely with clients and teams during product planning, ensuring strategic alignment with project requirements.

  • Communicate user research findings and design recommendations to diverse stakeholders for effective collaboration. 

Assistant Professor

Florida A&M University | Tallahassee, FL, 2018-2021 & 2013, 2015

  • Prepared course materials and provided written feedback for 500+ students.

  • Assisted students in developing a working knowledge of the subject and served as an academic and research advisor.

  • Participated in faculty meetings to discuss department goals and strategy.

Assistant Professor - African American History

Edward Waters University, Jacksonville, FL, 2012-2013

  • Prepared course materials and provided written feedback for 80+ students.

  • Assisted students in developing a working knowledge of the subject area and how to utilize it in their respective fields of study.

Research Site Manager

RAND Corporation (Contract) | Jacksonville, FL , 2011

  • Recruited and conducted screening and follow-up interviews of 200+ participants and exceeded study recruitment goal by 25%.

  • Maintained $75k+ budget using cost management techniques to procure research site location and participant funding.

  • Worked with research team to analyze research questionnaire, develop and implement participant recruitment and safety strategies.

  • Maintained study's compliance with the Internal Review Board's ethical standards and guidelines.

  • Managed research assistants, worksite personnel, daily operations, and updated research database to maintain high levels of quality and performance.

Research Assistant

Columbia University, Teachers College | New York, NY, 2006-2008

  • Conducted interviews, surveys, ethnographic research, and assisted with focus group facilitation of over 100+ participants.

  • Utilized SPSS to enter 200+ participant surveys and facilitated data analysis.

  • Served as a study representative and guest speaker.

Selected Experience

Community School Director

Global Kids, Inc. | New York, NY, 2017-2018

  • Served as an advisor to the Principal and provided leadership for coordinating the work of stakeholders which exceeded school renewal benchmarks by 20%.

  • Managed the allocation of over $100k in program funding.

  • Developed and facilitated training institutes and workshops for 300+ teachers, students, and administrators.

  • Researched, developed, and implemented a Community School plan that tracked and monitored impact of interventions.

Doctor of Philosophy - Religious Studies

Fordham University | Bronx, NY | 2010

Masters of Education - International Educational Development

Columbia University, Teachers College | New York, NY | 2006

Bachelor of Arts - Philosophy & Religious Studies/ Sociology

Florida A&M University | Tallahassee, FL | 2003

Conduct UX Research & Test Early Concepts

Google | 2023

Build Wireframes & Low-Fidelity Prototypes

Google | 2023

Start the UX Design Process: Empathize, Define, Ideate

Google | 2023

Foundations of User Experience

Google | 2023

Design for the 21st Century

Interaction Design Foundation | 2023

Journey Mapping

Interaction Design Foundation | 2023

Degrees & Certifications


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