OBJECTIVE

To continue to grow in the field of Games User Research, assisting to make amazing games that are fun, inclusive, and accessible to everyone.

Experience

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

User Research Coordinator

(Jan. 2021 - Current) Microsoft Xbox via Experis

Participant Care – roster & survey creation, vetting, scheduling & communications. Moderating – connection testing, note-taking, troubleshooting. Accessibility – resolving IcM tickets, processing consultation requests, panel recruitment.

Simulation technician

(Sept. 2018-Jan. 2021) University of Maryland at Baltimore

Launching surveys, statistical analysis, graphical/written report creation and presentation. Operation and management of Simulation lab and related technology.

 

User Research Intern

(Oct. 2017-May 2018) Octothorpe

Devised research plan based on developer questions, recruited for, and executed research studies (focus group, talk aloud protocol studies). Delivered results to development team.

 

User Research & Audio

(Aug. 2017-May 2018) Timewind LLC

Planned and executed all user research activities for a capstone bullet hell game project. Successfully advocated for a tutorial level. Created all game music and audio, and implemented them in Unity via scripting and WWISE.

 

PROGRAMS & SKILLS

Alchemer, User Interviews, Adobe Creative Suite, Qualtrics, SPSS, MS Excel, OBS, Survey Design, Statistical analysis, A/V editing, Presentation, Unity, WWISE, Heuristic Evaluation, Talk-aloud protocol, Thematic analysis, Focus group, Structured and unstructured interviews

EDUCATION

Salt Lake Community College

Recording Technology A.S.

2016

University of Utah, school of engineering

Sonic Interaction Design B.S

2018

 

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

Co-Author of Conference Presentation

INACSL Virtual Conference (2021)

Wrote the abstract for a podium talk that was accepted into the conference. "Transitioning a Multipatient Simulation to an Online Environment for Entry into Practice Nursing Students". Contributed data and graphical representation of data for the presentation.

A/V Assistant

GRUX Summit (2018)

Assisted with the set up recording and live streaming of the GRUX summit presentations.

Research Assistant

University of Utah Psychology Department (2016)

Moderated Graduate Student research projects in the Visual Perception and Spatial Cognition lab.