As a doctoral student I have conducted multiple, simultaneous research projects with colleagues from across the world, and I am keenly aware of the unique benefits that arise from utilizing the viewpoints of a diverse group of people. In these projects, I have applied both qualitative and quantitative research methods to perform user research; utilizing surveys, document analysis, contextual and participant observations, and conducting interviews. I have also successfully completed several internships at consumer-focused companies during my studies. During these internships, I successfully conducted multiple research projects to improve the tools and services they provided, and create a better experience for their users. Below are a selection of the projects I have worked on during both my professional and academic career.