EXPERIENCE

UX Designer | Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)

5/2019 - 8/2019 | Fort Collins, CO

Worked on both research and design efforts within the Chief Design Office (CDO)

  • Developed and formalized research practice and processes
  • Conducted, collected, and synthesized research data into share-outs
  • Designer on GreenLake Hybrid Cloud team during transition to as a Service (aaS)

Graduate Research Assistant | Georgia Tech

1/2019 - 5/2019 | Atlanta, GA

Design & Development of digital platform to assist learners and teachers of Persian language


    Front-end Developer & Designer | Cool Blue Interactive

    7/2017 - 11/2017 | Atlanta, GA

    Designed & developed JavaScript applications and websites

    • Created wireframes in Axure and mockups in Sketch
    • Prototyped in-browser for rapid development
    • Clients included Georgia Tech, CDC Foundation, and the Alliance Theatre

    EDUCATION

    M.S. Human-Computer Interaction

    08/2018 - 05/2020 | Atlanta, GA

    Georgia Institute of Technology


      School for Accelerated Software Engineering

      01/2018 - 05/2018 | Atlanta, GA

      DigitalCrafts


        DAAD Graduate Scholar-Applied Linguistics

        09/2015 - 06/2016 | Munich, Germany

        Ludwig Maximilian University


          B.S. Applied Lang. & Intercultural Studies

          B.S.InternationalAffairs| GPA3.88/4.0

          2013, 2014 | College Park, MD

          University of Maryland


            SELECTED PROJECTS

            Family OS

            9/2019 - 4/2020

            Master's project with the goal of improving the lives of older adults, aging in place, and their caregivers.


              Accessible Ordering

              8/2018 - 12/2018

              research, design, and development project in collaboration with Schlotzsky's to improve their ordering platform with accessibility in mind.


                SmartScheduler

                8/2018 - 12/2018

                research and design semester project at Georgia Tech that involved coming up with solutions to enable stay-at-home parents to manage their time more effectively so that they have more time for themselves.


                  AWARDS

                  DAAD Graduate Study Scholarship

                  2015 | Munich, Germany

                  German Academic Exchange Service (German Government)


                    Critical Language Scholarship (CLS)

                    2015 | Dushanbe, Tajikistan

                    U.S. Department of State


                      Excellence in Applied Languages & Intercultural Studies

                      2014 | Atlanta, GA

                      Georgia Tech — top student in degree program


                        Summer Scholarship for Persian Language Study

                        2013, 2014 | College Park, MD

                        University of Maryland


                          SKILLS

                          Design

                            SketchAdobe CCStorybook.jsBalsamiqAxureInvision

                            Research

                              InterviewsContextual inquiryUsability testingSurveysCompetitive analysisAffinity diagrammingCard sorting

                              Development

                                HTML / CSSCSS Flexbox/GridJavaScript (ES15+)React/ReduxD3.jsNode.jsPythonPostgreSQL/ MongoDBGraphQLExpress/ Koa

                                Languages

                                  Persian - FluentGerman - FluentRussian - Intermediate