I got my Ph.D. from the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin with a focus on human-computer interactions, usability, and cognitive neuroscience. I previously worked as a usability engineer for Dell Inc. (Experience Design Group, Austin Design Center) doing lab-based usability evaluation for Alienware gaming systems, XPS laptops, and touchscreen technology. After Dell, I was a postdoc at UT Austin (Biomedical Informatics Lab) and MD Anderson Cancer Center (Plastic Surgery) working on researches about decision supports for breast cancer patients. I worked for OpenText as a user experience researcher for 2.5 years supporting their analytics products before joining Charles Schwab's growing user experience research team. I am also an assistant instructor (3rd degree black belt) at the Aikido of Austin.
I like to play guitar, be creative with LEGO bricks, and criticize poorly designed video games. I was a member of the UT Archery Club. I am an occasional snowboarder, and a fan of casual photography. I also like to draw and my drawings are mostly inspired by movies, animes, games, and books that I like. I sporadically post my artwork on Instagram.