Footsteps in the sands of time

Highschool yearbook editor! And so the journey to layout, technology and communication begins...

Maps and deserts

I went to the University of Arizona and worked at the Arizona Remote Sensing Center. We made online mapping tools to aid land management and ran outreach programs to help non-techies use them (aka, Geospatial Extension).

Alternative A, B or C?

I worked as an environmental planner at the URS Corporation. We analyzed environmental decision alternatives and helped people understand what this would mean for them.

And now, in Chinese

My graduate work is in Chinese environmental policy (ask me about Xinjiang and Inner Mongolia drylands management sometime). A great way to practice conveying information succinctly yet clearly is by learning another language! 我也会讲普通话 ^_^

Be my satellite

Science communication was the name of the game at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Satellite and Information Service. Here, I worked on international and interagency data sharing as well as general digital communications strategy.

Technology innovation

I was a Presidential Innovation Fellow at the Department of the Interior working on making public data more accessible and understandable. Check out the U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, which is part of an international effort to promote open and accountable management of natural resources.

Good enough for government

I helped start 18F, a new office inside the General Services Administration that provides technology and design services to other parts of the U.S. government. They're bringing modern, efficient, user-centered services to an agency near you!

The design of tomorrow, today

I'm an Experience Design Director with Tomorrow Partners, a design firm based in California. We help organizations achieve greater impact through design with a people centered design approach that makes teams more effective, customers more receptive, and clients just plain happy.

Want all the details?

Here's my résumé, the long version. 😁