I have been working and researching at the intersection of business strategy, technology, social sciences, and design for nearly fifteen years. I currently manage a User Experience team at a professional services firm outside of Chicago.
I have a Masters in Whole System Design, and both a Masters and a PhD in Anthropology. However, I have been working in the business world (mostly in the software industry) since my undergraduate degree; those work experiences have had a significant influence on me, how I see the world, and what I write about here.
Although food has always been central to family life for me (you can read more on the About page), I have become increasingly passionate about ensuring that my family and I have access to healthy food. As a result, I research and question the role of corporate interests in the genetic modification and marketing of food in a way that does not benefit consumers. Every once in a while I get on my soapbox and write about that, too.
I use this site to bring those different interests together in sporadic blog posts, and to house past travel photographs and professional presentations. I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I take pleasure in curating it for you!