I am a User Experience Designer and I love what I do. I am currently employed at TripAdvisor in Newton, MA helping design and research better trip planning experiences. My previous research focuses on usable privacy and security, making security protocols easy and accessible for all computer users. More specifically, my work has focused on the different ways that people cope and work with security and privacy mechanisms, including their beliefs, habits and justifications. I have had additional industry experience through my undergraduate co-op positions as a Usability Analyst at the University of Windsor and as a User Experience Researcher at Google Inc. My HCI and UX interests are exploratory research, interface design and interactions on the Internet. My friendly personality and my computer science background allows me to be equally comfortable talking to users or engineers. I’m passionate about advocating for the user on any project and work hard to make the user’s experience not only painless but enjoyable.
Outside from my professional life, I spend most of my time cooking. I love experimenting with food and have been learning where to buy local whole foods and how to cook vegetarian more often. Because of my love for cooking, I also love yoga. I find the benefits of yoga are not just a healthy body but a healthy mind.