I'm an user experience researcher, designer and engineer living in San Francisco. I approach creating products with design thinking and firmly believe anything can be built with software.
Previously, I co-founded Glassbreakers, an enterprise software company for diversity and inclusion, as the Head of Product and CTO. Before Glassbreakers, I blended my design and engineering skills as a creative developer at AKQA, Made Movement and startups.
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Glassbreakers. Founder. Head of product. CTO.
Glassbreakers is an enterprise software company focused on diversity and inclusion. Corporations spend billions on diversity every year to support internal initiatives and department overhead, but lack technology to measure and scale results. Glassbreakers addresses a very real pain point in nearly every Fortune 1000 company by providing scalable software to support employee resource groups and data analysis to measure corporate diversity impact. Box and Pinterest are their first paying customers. With a $3B total addressable market, Glassbreakers plans to expand to every industry as the first to market enterprise software specific to the needs of diversity as a core business function. There are also 14,000 freemium users in just the technology and media industry on Glassbreakers.co.
From June 2014 to June 2016, I ran the product team and coded the first version of the product/algorithm. Splitting my time between design research, user experience design, software architecture and implementation, product management and founder responsibilities, I remained motivated to maintain the focus as a user-centric product and company.
AKQA. Designer & engineer.
At AKQA’s San Francisco office, I was a creative developer and software engineer. AKQA is known for creating the future for its clients. I educated colleagues and clients on how and which technologies would be best to bring ideas into actuality. I’d then design the experience and build a prototype showcasing how it would work. I explored a range of technologies from the Kinect to drones to 3D printing to web apps.
Throughout my experiences, I have enjoyed taking time to reflect on lessons learned and sharing my thoughts with the broader startup and technology community.
Grellin Grade. Algorithm & full stack engineer.
Grellin helps you eat healthier when you're on the run by taking all of the major fast food chains menu data and running it through the Grellin Grade algorithm to determine which menu items are the healthiest. Lenny Lesser, a doctor in San Francisco who created the concept, needed to finish the algorithm and build a beta website in a short time frame. I inherited the algorithm from a Stanford Computer Science PhD student, Leslie Wu, and completed it within 3 weeks. I then teamed up with designer Emma Lawler and built the web application in time for Dr. Lesser’s presentation at a conference. Grellin now handles over 40,000 data pieces that are searchable and categorizable; the average search time for an item is less than 200ms.
GlutenFree.com. Back end engineer.
Udi’s, Made Movement’s client, wanted to create a site for GlutenFree.com. Through user experience research, Made identified that the increasing gluten-free population in America necessitated registered dietitians having a resource to organize and communicate consolidated information. GlutenFree.com serves this purpose.
At Made, I engineered the back end to GlutenFree.com and worked closely with the designer and front end engineer.
Climate Reality. Front end engineer.
Al Gore’s 24 Hours of Reality project is an annual event that heightens awareness to the environmental impact humans have on the Earth. While working on this project at Made Movement, two engineers and I built out the front and back end for the “24 Hours of Reality” beginning, during and after state in less than 2 weeks.
Onoisms. For fun.
I am inspired by Yoko Ono and believe her tweets are gems. For fun, I created a fortune cookie gif. When you click it, you will receive different Onoisms.
Inspiring people in creative spaces. Author. Interviewer. Photographer.
While living in Boulder and San Francisco, I was interested in how other creatives were setting up their work spaces to best succeed. This blog is no longer being updated, but still contains interviews with interesting and inspiring artists, designers and engineers.
MyCubbys. Startup lass. Co-founder. Design researcher. Engineer.
MyCubbys is the search bar to your home. During graduate school, I put together a team excited about solving the problem of designing an app to organize a household where access to all items is fast and easy.