At present, I am a human factors engineer at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) serving the enterprise in their quality, safety, and performance improvement projects. While my current role is in the domain of healthcare, my previous experiences have transcended across several industries such as transportation, information technology, and consumer goods. I have worked individually on initiatives and also have led multi-disciplinary teams consisting of undergraduate and graduate students as well as professionals.
Prior to my current role at CHOP, I attended the University of Wisconsin - Madison for my PhD in Human Factors Engineering. My dissertation studied informal caregiving practices for individuals with Alzheimer's Disease. I received my masters in Human Factors Engineering at Virginia Tech and studied Cognitive Psychology during my undergraduate tenure at the University of Illinois. My core strengths include human subjects research, user experience design, organizational change management, and systems engineering. I have worked for Northrop Grumman and Unilever between my academic tenures. I have also supported the Mayo Clinic and the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin as a Human Factors Engineer working on several projects to improve patient and provider safety, as well as enterprise efficiencies. In my free time, I love traveling, trying out new foods and cultures, and catching up with friends.