Work History


Product Manager
IXL Learning | Dec 2015 - Present
Company: IXL learning is an EdTech company based in Silicon Valley focused on re-thinking student learning. Over 5 million students around the world use IXL.

  • Established Content Experience Design team; currently lead eight designers in creating simple, intuitive features used by millions of students worldwide
  • Built team’s design processes, including instituting user testing and design critiques, elevating quality of deliverables
  • Developed design system to unify output as team scales, ensuring designs are cohesive across five subject areas
  • Collaborate with Curriculum and Engineering teams to set project roadmap, ensuring teams’ priorities are aligned
Product Designer
IXL Learning | Oct 2014 - Dec 2015
Company: IXL learning is an EdTech company based in Silicon Valley focused on re-thinking student learning. Over 5 million students around the world use IXL.

  • Designed 30+ new interactive question types from conceptualization to release, increasing student engagement
  • Established product specification templates, boosting design efficiency and clarity of communication with engineers
  • Worked cross-functionally with other teams, including IXL’s Curriculum teams, to understand student needs and create more delightful experiences for students in grades K-12

Department of Homeland Security STEM Intern
Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL) | May 2013 - Aug 2013
Company: ORNL is the largest U.S. Department of Energy science and energy lab, conducting research to deliver transformative solutions to compelling problems in energy and security.

  • Developed an online turn-based game prototype in JavaScript to test experimental data collection methods
  • Iteratively designed the game’s mechanics and interface by performing user tests with sketches, wireframes, and storyboards

Associate Engineer
Southwest Airlines | May 2012 - Aug 2012
Company: Southwest Airlines, based in Dallas, is the world’s largest low-cost airline carrier.

  • Conceptualized, developed, and pitched fully-functional prototype of casual, mobile game to enhance Southwest’s marketing reach to 18-25 demographic
  • Wrote scripts in Java and JavaScript to aggregate information from Southwest kiosks in over 50 airports and created realtime dashboard to display data

Education

University of Southern California
Bachelor of Science, Computer Science/Business Administration | GPA 3.97
Emphasis in Entrepreneurship, Minor in Media Arts + Practice

  • Honors Thesis: developed interactive multimedia exhibition, which ran asynchronously across 3 screens and explored advertising’s role in shaping user experience on the internet
  • Capstone Project: worked as UX Designer to prototype a virtual fare smartphone application for the Los Angeles metro system

Skills

Design: Interaction Design, Responsive Design, Rapid Prototyping, Storyboarding, User Testing, Competitive Analysis, 
Roadmapping, Market Research
Technical: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, MySQL, Google Apps Script, Agile Development
Toolbox: Sketch, Figma, InVision, Photoshop, Pixelmator, Keynote, Balsamiq, Pencil and Paper, CodePen, DevTools, Atom

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