University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

PhD Human Factors Engineering, Cross-culture Design focus  ABD


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

MSI Human Computer Interaction


Suffolk University, Boston, MA

BSBA Information Systems 

BA Sociology

Work Experience

Google Consumer Operations, End to End Experience                         

User Experience Research PM (Mountain View, CA)                                                                              Jun 2013 - Present

  • Manage unified, consistent UX efforts across early-stage classified consumer products by identifying patterns, improving design quality, and creating reusable components across consumer products. Design and research customer journeys: discover, evaluate, buy, access, use, get support, leave, and re-engage.

  • Recommend and drive international product initiatives with product teams to support a range of user issues. Leverage a range of methodologies (Executed focus groups, lab-studies, international studies, heuristic evaluations, A/B test, field studies, consumer surveys, and Userzoom/Mechanical Turk)

  • Lead biweekly usability studies consisting of 8 lab sessions, and work closely with the stakeholders to solve usability concerns and prioritize enhancements; In-person interviews and shadow sessions with over 600 users across 20 teams and 5 international offices

  • Laed a 12 person working group to execute weekly lab-based UX studies in the US and Europe to

    test and improve various support resources


IBM Interactive – User Research & Design

Senior Managing Consultant (Washington, DC)                                                                                                            Jan 2013 - Jun 2013

  • Managed multiple projects, understood and synthesized client requirements and handled new requirements for 100% client satisfaction.

  • Brainstormed UX strategies with marketing and branding through PR and networking that expanded its network from 35 to 50 clients within three months.

  • Analyzed business requirements and user requirements and understand the synergies and stress points between them (e.g., Task Analysis, Ethnography, Focus Groups, Surveys, Personas, Scenarios, Use Cases, etc.)

  • Work with clients to develop an understanding of the characteristics of the intended user segments as well as the ultimate context of application use.


Accenture Experience Agency

User Experience Consultant (Chicago, IL)                                                                                                                   Sept 2011 - Nov 2012

  • Advise 10+ high profile clients in design of highly usable interfaces: Pfizer (medical information user centric website design), Baxter International (unified web portal), Cisco (systems customer relationship management (CRM) unification tool), Time Warner Cable (customer care web optimization), Comcast (troubleshooting application front end), Department of Education ( redesign), and others

  • Serve as a resource of human factors based knowledge and design; Lead training classes on mobile user experience, mobile visual design, intranet usability, and usability ROI


Intel Mobility Product Group

Human Factors Engineer  (Hillsboro, OR)                                                                                                                    May 2008 - Dec 2009

  • Lead 10+ formal usability evaluations from proof of concept and qualification through design and development. Used controlled experimental methods for the field and lab (front end analysis, interviewing, focus groups, collection, analysis, delivery)


Personal Ventures

Founder Tech Social Impact Conference

Board Member Bay Area Blacks in Tech (BAYBIT)

Founder of Bay Area Haitian Family

Helping Google design inclusive research recruitment pool



UX Research: Special focus on cross-cultural research and emerging demographics. Other specialties include  remote user research methods, ethnographic field studies, lab usability testing, surveys, card sorting, A/B testing, heuristic evaluation, new technology development/innovation​  
Design Process: facilitating design sprints, service design, frame-working, opportunity mapping, idea generation, brainstorming, rapid prototyping, agile design, storytelling, business strategy 

Programming: HTML, CSS, PHP, Java Script, Python, SQL, R, jQuery

Software: Axure, Sketch, InVision, Omnigraffle, Ovo Studios, Morae, Camtasia, Visio Professional

Multimedia: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, AdobeDreamweaver, Adobe Flash, Adobe InDesign, Acid Pro, Final Cut Pro
Interaction: public speaking, group facilitation, and storytelling

Other: Graphic design, transcription from audio, ArcGIS, Mapinfo, Video editing

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