I am a graduate of the University of Michigan School of information where I specialized in Human Computer Interaction with over four years of experience in the technology field. My interests are in online communities, reputation systems, game dynamics and user experience research and design. I believe that everyone is better served when information technology connects people to people and helps to build stronger, healthier communities.

I am constantly on the look-out for conversations, ideas, and designs about how UX can help online communities grow and prosper. I believe that involving users in what you are building by listening to their needs and opinions is key to a successful user experience design process. At the same time, I value openness as the first step toward increased trust and accountability.