I’m a Virginia native who somewhat randomly made her way to Los Angeles, just like your typical LA transplant. I came here for grad school (Fight On! ✌🏾) and stayed for the weather, guac, & palm trees.
In a nutshell: I'm a Trojan (USC) + Double Hoo (UVAx2) with a background in systems engineering and consulting, and a little web development on the side. I've recently ended my time as the Director of User Experience (UX) for Emma Beauty, a small beauty tech startup based in Southern California.
Currently, I offer UX consulting services and am actively searching for a full-time position in a UX research (or a research-heavy UX design) role.
I'm open to a good collab, so if you sense any synergy — reach out!
I have a special place in my heart for social good, mental health awareness, and education. Outside of trying to save the world, I enjoy archery (really, anything that lets me work with my hands), hiking, random creative projects that have nothing to do with work, reading, traveling, and teaching others about UX and exercise (I'm an ACE-certified personal trainer 💪🏾).
I'm also a huge foodie, hip hop lover, a natural hair product evangelist, and am always down for a dope Netflix binge. (My feed is full of anime, K-dramas, & wild futuristic AI SciFi flicks. All recs are welcome.)
I have a love/hate relationship with twitter but I'm on there for now... @nannearl_ — you know what to do. Send memes. 😎
Stephen King is my favorite author but there are plenty of books that interest me 🤓. Here are a few faves (in no particular order):
"...You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes."