the path to professional fulfillment is straight and direct. Fortunately, I am not one of those people.
I have worked as a social worker for homeless families, production coordinator for MTV Networks, transcriber for a gaming company, and now an English teacher in a bilingual German kindergarten. While this list appears to be a number of dissimilar roles, the threads of communication and analysis tie them all together. The ability to interview and assist a marginalized population was also used to negotiate with vendors, and address the language needs of small children.
At the University of Copenhagen, I was able to use my experience in project management and research to acquire a MA of Applied Cultural Analysis from the Department of Ethnology and design user research studies for several corporate clients.
My career has been filled with surprising twists and turns, and I am grateful for each one. Because I traveled the uncommon road, I understand users from around the globe. I can clearly convey my insights to various stakeholders, which I know will serve me well on the next stop of my journey:
Please scroll down to read more about my adventures. And click here for a copy of my CV.