Professional Experince

Research Assistant

Adaptive Cognitive Systems Laboratory (ACSL) at Iowa State Univeristy, 2019 - 2021

Design and evaluate Augmented Reality (AR) training for General Aviation Pilots in the United States. Specifically, design a 3D thunderstorm model and use it in scenario-based training.

  • Research
  • Design
  • Collaboration
  • Writing
  • Unity 3D
  • Training
  • Weather

User Experience Intern

Gobal Veterinary Link (GVL), Summer 2020

Used human-centered design methods to develop the GVL Deisgn System. Worked on tasks related to the input of domestic and international addresses.

  • Research
  • Design
  • Design System
  • User Interfaces
  • Components
  • Adobe XD

Product Designer

Pappajohn Center For Entrepeneurship at Iowa State Univeristy, Summer 2019

Used human-centered design methods to develop an educational product called CourseLink. Researched user behavior and attitudes to inform the design of the product. Designed the product with task-based workflows and click-through prototypes. Evaluated the product with user testing.

  • Research
  • Design
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • Adobe XD
  • Personas
  • Prototypes

Instructor of Record

Iowa State Univeristy, 2015 - 2019

Taught university-level courses in person and online: Technical Communcation (4x), Multimodal Communication (2x), Critical Thinking and Communiction (1x), Mechanical Enginering Communication Workshop (1x), teaching assistant for Rhetoric of Popular Culture (1x), observer for Web Design (1x).

  • Instruction
  • Written Communication
  • Visual Communication
  • Academic Communication
  • Technical Communication
  • Web Design

Instructional Designer

Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at Iowa State Univeristy, 2017 - 2018

Worked with faculty and instructional staff to support their transition to the Canvas learning management system. Developed online learning content. Led hands-on software trainings acccross campus. Documented the software and its use at the university.

  • Instructional Design
  • Organizational Technology
  • Training
  • Documentation
  • Online Learning
  • Learning Management Systems

Research Assistant

Political Science at Iowa State Univeristy, 2016 - 2018

Researched patterns of authorship in graduate syllabi accross the United States. Gathered 800+ syllabi from highest performing graduate programs accross the counry. Developed a qualitative coding procedure to extract authors and managed coding procedures. Analyzed how readings were assigned based on instructor and author characteristics. Helped write to resulting journal articles for publication in top-tier political science journals.

  • Research
  • Gender
  • Authorship
  • Documents
  • Higher Education
  • Qualitative Coding

International English Teacher

Center for International Culture and Eduction at Guangxi Normal University, 2014 - 2015

Taght English Writing to Chinese Universisty students. Develope class syllabus and activities. Helped develop program-wide writing assessment.

  • Teaching
  • Writing
  • English as a Second Language
  • Assessment


Doctoral Degree

Human Computer Interaction + Professional Communication at Iowa State University, 2017 - 2021

Dissertation about the application of augmented reality (AR) for technical communication in general avaiation weather training. Reseach includes the design and evaluation of AR models and scenario-based activities.

Master's Degree

Rhetoric and Professional Communication at Iowa State University, 2015 - 2017

Thesis research about the strategies instructors use to communicate to students about university-provided cloud technologies.

Bachelor's Degree

Writing, Sociology, and Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, 2010 - 2014

Captstone research about the effectiveness of diversity and inclusion messaging in the residence halls.


  • Cystarters Grant from the ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship in 2018 $6,500
  • Innovation Prize for Educational Technology from the ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepeneurship in 2018 $1,500
  • Travel Award from Iowa State University, Department of English in 2018 $500
  • Wendell Miller Fellowship from Iowa State University in 2017 $15,000
  • Freda Huncke Graduate Teaching Fellowship from Iowa State University in 2015 Course Release
  • Travel Award from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2014 $400

Professional Service

  • President, Human Computer Interaction Student Group, Iowa State University, 2020-2021
  • First round reviewer, Conference on College Composition and Communicaiton (CCCC), 2020
  • Member, Teaching Technology Advisory Committee, Iowa State University, 2019-2021
  • Member, Computer Advisory Committee, Iowa State University, 2018/2020
  • HCI Representative, Graduate and Professional Student Senate, Iowa State University, 2018-2019
  • Webmaster, Phorum, Iowa State University, 2018-2019
  • Treasurer, Society for Technical Communication Student Chapter, Iowa State University, 02018-2019
  • Graduate Student Representative, Graduate Studies Committee, Department of English, Iowa State University, 2016-2017


  • English Fluent
  • German Conversational
  • Mandarin Chinese Conversational

Professional & Technical Skills

  • ResearchGenerativeFormativeEvaluativeQuatlitativeQuantitative
  • DesignHuman-Centered Instructional
  • Prototyping Adobe XD
  • Font End Web Development HTML CSS JavaScript
  • Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality Unity 3D
  • Writing AcademicTechnicalUX
  • Programming and Analysis Python R
  • Content Management Systems Wordpress Drupal
  • Learnng Management Systems Moodle Canvas