Stories about people, innovation, and big events are inspiring, which is why I love to travel, write and create. My articles have been published in The Rambler, Fort Worth, Texas Magazine and Fort Worth Weekly.

In 2016, my dream of working in communications and with animals became a reality when I started working at the Humane Society of North Texas (HSNT). As the Communication & Fundraising Coordinator, I had the opportunity to help save thousands of animals in need by creating videos, social media posts, newsletters, and other digital and print marketing collateral to aid the development of the organizations crucial fundraising programs.

My involvement in this role challenged me to create impactful, meaningful messages to drive change. This experience helped me understand the importance of effective user experiences and motivated me to strengthen my skills as a communicator in a digital world. While also inspiring me to use my passion for communication and design to continue to impact the world around me.

I am a creative communications connoisseur on a mission to find a place where my experience and skills will continue to be utilized, as well as challenged. And I believe that I have found that place within the UNT MA in Interaction Design program. I believe the courses in the UNT MA in Interaction Design (IXD) program will help me develop the leadership skills and innovative thinking required to forge a viable career path in user experience and interaction design.

Within the IxD courses I hope to gain knowledge of and about typographic systems and information design and improve my operations of graphic software. I want to learn how to create interfaces for websites and apps that are desirable, innovative and impactful. My objective is to utilize my journalism and marketing skills and methods to create effective and efficient human-centered digital design and design strategies. By taking these courses, I aspire to learn research approaches and methods that produce understandings about user interaction and engagement in daily life.

My overall goal is to combine my mass communication knowledge with the human-centered and evidence-based approaches taught in UNT MA in Interaction Design (IXD) program to impact the world for the future.