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People will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
— Maya Angelou

UX RESEARCHER

Over 20 years of professional experience including, Project Management, Sales, and Customer Success, have contributed to my current career role as a Staff UX Design Researcher at LinkedIn. Prior to joining LinkedIn, I was a UX Researcher at CareerBuilder in Atlanta, GA, a guest lecturer at Georgia Tech’s highly acclaimed MS-HCI program and was the founder and president of the Atlanta Chapter of User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA).

Currently at LinkedIn, I lead Reacher for Search and Discovery, Navigation and Trust & Privacy. I am a mix method researcher that conducts both Quantitative and Qualitative studies for mobile and desktop experiences, through various research methodologies including discovery research, contextual studies, guerrilla testing, remote testing, diary studies and surveys.  As the lead Researcher for the company’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) I lead impactful research both internationally and in the US across product pillars while collaborating with stakeholders across the entire LinkedIn platform.

LEADER

As part of LinkedIn’s Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), I am the Campus Lead for LinkedIn’s SouthBay Black Inclusion Group (B.I.G) where I help to create an active and present community of people of color at LinkedIn. I also lead Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging initiatives throughout the company and foster relationships with allies across the company.

I speak my truth and truth to power with an unapologetic boldness in order to make change happen.

MENTOR

Currently I am a Professional Mentor with TechWomen, an Initiative of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, providing access and opportunity to Emerging Leaders (ELs) in Africa, Central Asia, and the Middle East. In addition, I am is a registered Everwise mentor, an online platform that provides career development and mentorship to women. In Atlanta I was the program director and mentor for the company's Girls in Tech High School Summer Internship program,

A life long learner and passionate leader who enjoys given back and helping others, I continue to mentor high school & college students as well as individuals just starting out in the UX industry.  

SPEAKER

A dynamic sought after speaker, panelist, moderator & MC, I am a voice and activist for the importance of representation in the UX industry, My passions & talents include dropping UX industry gems to both novice and experienced audiences, inspiring and encouraging the next generation of women & minority professionals, as well as helping individuals make successful career pivots into UX.

Take a look at upcoming and past speaking events & more below:

USING MY VOICE TO EMPOWER MY COMMUNITY


2019

2019 Enterprise X Conference: Career Journey Talk

My entire professional journey molded me into the successful UX Design Researcher I am today with a wide reach with stakeholders, cross functional partners, customers/users & team members In the Enterprise space. Watch and listen as I talk you along my journey


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HUE DESIGN SUMMIT

July 25-28 | Atlanta, GA

REGISTER HERE


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TECH INTERSECTIONS

Session Presenter

Mills College Oakland, CA

Website


Rock Your Profile Presentation and Panel Session: San Jose African American Community Service Agency (AACSA)

Rock Your Profile Presentation and Panel Session: San Jose African American Community Service Agency (AACSA)

YEAR UP: LinkedIn Coaches Panelist

YEAR UP: LinkedIn Coaches Panelist

Rock Your Profile: Presenting as SalesForce and LinkedIn Black ERG’s join forces to Empower Young Black Men

Rock Your Profile: Presenting as SalesForce and LinkedIn Black ERG’s join forces to Empower Young Black Men

Rock Your Profile: Presenting as SalesForce and LinkedIn Black ERG’s join forces to Empower Young Black Men

Rock Your Profile: Presenting as SalesForce and LinkedIn Black ERG’s join forces to Empower Young Black Men


2018

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GIRL GEEK

Speaker: “ Research and Designing for Privacy”

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Revision Path: Episode 238

As a guest on the award winning podcast Revision Path, I got to drop some gems about being a Design Researcher, how my winding road of twists, turns, ups, downs, led me to UX in the Valley and how my passion for giving back keeps me going.

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Lean In | FaceBook

Live Interview


"Rock Your Profile" | Girls Scout Professional Development Mentor

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Georgia Tech MS-HCI | Guest Professional Lecturer & Lab 

This exercise was to illustrate how, when given the same instructions, people can still interpret them completely differently. In UX, it's important to not assume people are just going to "get it".

This exercise was to illustrate how, when given the same instructions, people can still interpret them completely differently. In UX, it's important to not assume people are just going to "get it".


Just a cool pic of NIKE Design Legend TINKER HATFIELD, creator of the Jordans signing my only pair OF Jordans!

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MODERATOR | #LinkedInCoaches Event                                                  YearUp Young Professionals

Mentor and Judge | UC DAVIS Ideathon 2018

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UC DAVIS

Mentor and Judge for product design competition where students created product concepts, created low fidelity prototypes, conducted user interviews and pitched their product designs all in one day.

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Good Ol’ Girls Anniversary Event

Girls Get Sh*t Done Panelist


"Black in Tech" | Panelist at General Assembly | San Francisco 

I'm in purple, in the middle.

I'm in purple, in the middle.