<aside> <img src="/icons/science_purple.svg" alt="/icons/science_purple.svg" width="40px" /> I’m a UX Designer & AI Software Engineer based in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. I’m passionate about finding solutions to some of humanity’s greatest challenges.
<aside> <img src="/icons/bookmark_blue.svg" alt="/icons/bookmark_blue.svg" width="40px" /> Socials: Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn
<aside> <img src="/icons/briefcase_blue.svg" alt="/icons/briefcase_blue.svg" width="40px" /> Workplaces: Stanford University, National Research Council of Canada, Hylo, Castlight Health
Education: B.Sc. Computer Science and Psychology, Dalhousie University, 2007
<aside> <img src="/icons/attachment_yellow.svg" alt="/icons/attachment_yellow.svg" width="40px" /> Certificates Artificial Intelligence Professional Program, Stanford University, in progress
User Experience Design, General Assembly, 2015
<aside> <img src="/icons/paste_pink.svg" alt="/icons/paste_pink.svg" width="40px" /> Current Research Topics
<aside> <img src="/icons/news_blue.svg" alt="/icons/news_blue.svg" width="40px" /> Articles
AI and Machine Learning Resources
Developer Tools (with Mac OS recommendations)
XCS224W | Machine Learning with Graphs (Stanford)
Tips for Effective Learning
<aside> 🛠 **Projects
Hylo** Produced UX designs for an open-source community platform alternative to Facebook and built front-end features using AngularJS.
Stanford University Center for Neurobiological Imaging Built the user interface (using AngularJS) for a collaborative cross-institutional tool to share and visualize MRI Study Data.
National Research Council of Canada** CISTI ****Maintained and built new features for a portal to connect top industry researchers with information scientists on behalf one of Canada’s top science libraries, thereby supporting research and industry development in Canada.
Dalhousie University Computer Science Department Maintained the Faculty of Computer Science Website.
<aside> ⚙ **Hard Skills
<aside> <img src="/icons/trophy_yellow.svg" alt="/icons/trophy_yellow.svg" width="40px" /> Notable Achievements
Founded and acted as the first Chair for Dalhousie University’s Women in Technology Society (WiTS), which still exists today to support female-identifying students pursing technical degrees.
<aside> <img src="/icons/color-palette_pink.svg" alt="/icons/color-palette_pink.svg" width="40px" /> Artwork
I paint in my free time and post my artwork to Instagram. Although my art style is inspired by talented psychedelic artists such as Alex Grey, Michael Divine and Amanda Sage, all of my paintings rely solely on endogenous / naturally occurring brain chemistry :)
I’m also a fan of the work of Mark Henson, Vera Gould and Hope Renee Reborn.
<aside> <img src="/icons/geography_purple.svg" alt="/icons/geography_purple.svg" width="40px" /> Born in: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Places Lived: Halifax (Nova Scotia), Ottawa (Ontario), San Francisco Bay Area (California), Santa Cruz (California), Haiku (Maui, Hawaii), Victoria (British Columbia)
Citizenship: Canadian-US dual citizen
Current location: Palo Alto, SF Bay Area , California