My hobbies can be summarized as, “What if Laura Ingalls Wilder had wifi?” I also like to donate my time and UX expertise (UXpertise?) to causes that I care about.
Easily the best perk of working at Salesforce has been getting to know the Accessibility team. I partnered with a couple of those nerds to design a service to crowd-source transcriptions of social justice memes. Look, I said they were nerds.
UX Teaching & Mentorship
I got into UX through a combination of privilege, stubbornness, and dumb luck. It’s deeply important to me not to pull the ladder up behind me.
I participate in Salesforce’s mentoring partnership with AIGA SF. I also mentor independently. If you would like advice and support on how to change careers into UX from a non-traditional background, get at me.
When I was growing up, my mom had a part-time job teaching quilting classes. I went to classes with her and sat under the table, hand-sewing clothing and accessories for the dolls my friends and I used to play Redwall. Today, my wardrobe is about 80% made by me.
In 2019, my husband and I bought a 90-year-old house. We also adopted 3 Persian cats from a local cat cafe & rescue. We enjoy slowly renovating the house, and the cats enjoy supervising us.