I design products and services that empower the people who use them and that solve real problems.
I began my career as a researcher; I now lead product definition, strategy, and user experience for new digital solutions in healthcare. I believe in early prototyping and testing, lots of quick and dirty user research, rapid iteration, interdisciplinary collaboration, and failing fast and often until my team finds the right thing.
I am currently Manager of User Experience at Medullan, a digital health consultancy out of Cambridge, MA and Washington, DC. I can't show off too much recent portfolio stuff on the internet, but there's a little more detail under work.
Since graduating from college in 2005, I also have been a community organizer and communications director for New York State's ACLU; have taught as a visiting professor at Wash. U. in St. Louis; and have done a joint postdoc at the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society's metaLAB (more: LinkedIn!). I also like to write, for places like n+1, The Washington Post, American Literary History, and Pacific Standard, and Los Angeles Times.
I'm from Van Nuys, CA (fav taco: fish) and Buffalo, NY (fav sandwich: beef on weck). When not nerding out about design, I love hip hop, yoga, running, books, newspapers, magazines, cities, and constitutional law.