Hi I'm Christie! I'm currently a UX designer at Indiana University working on agile teams building applications that drive student retention and success. Creating, experimenting, and making ideas come to life is what makes me happy.
I started my career as a software engineer building applications using Java. I realized pretty quickly that I craved the ability to work directly with users, understanding their experiences and how they are using the applications we build for them. I worked closely with a mentor at Ohio State University who encouraged me to study Human Factors Engineering and to pursue my passion in User Experience Design. Long story short: 5 years later and with a graduate degree in Human Factors Engineering, I redirected my career towards UX Design and have never regretted that decision!
In my personal life, fitness and staying healthy inside and out has always been a great passion of mine. I'm a certified personal trainer through NASM and enjoy fostering communities that support others in their fitness and health journey.
I believe that our minds are meant to create and our bodies were meant to move! Whether I'm creating an app or I'm teaching a new skill to someone, the process of helping others discover something that adds value and joy to their life is what I love to do. Reach out to me if you'd like to chat about UX or fitness!