I wanted to be a video game designer when I grew up and had a passion for creativity thanks to an endless supply of pencils, paper, crayons, and LEGO bricks. Many admired my enthusiasm and encouraged me to maintain my artistic passions. But I was coaxed to think of a more 'prestigious' career path (which was code for doctor, lawyer, or engineer). Studying engineering at Rutgers taught me how to work with many personalities and solve complex problems. But deep down I felt I was still betraying a core part of who I am and what I'm passionate about: working creatively and connecting with other people on a human level.
Working on NYU’s ISCHEMIA-CKD Trial was a tipping point. I created and delivered monthly newsletters to researchers and clinicians and everyone enjoyed digesting them for the content and layout (thank you Publisher)! This reignited the artistic fire that long laid dormant. Teaching summer school tested my emotional intelligence. My students and colleagues pushed me to think on my feet and value the relationships I cultivate. It reminded me that the human experience is not monolithic.
I fell into UX design by accident, and fell in love with it on purpose. I can build on my past experiences working with teams, researching, and clever problem-solving. I get to add a creative and personal touch to do that work and give back to a world that could use more good in it. My journey to and now in UX runs in parellel with my lifelong goal of writing and sharing poetry and stories. I love connecting with people through design and art, and seeing the splendor of their spirits come to life! The human experience is not monolithic and as a designer I aim to solve problems for users in a way that marries art and science.
If you share my passion for making the world a better place by design, let’s talk!