Resume

Graduated UC Davis with a B.S. in Neuroscience in 2012. Stayed in Davis for one more year continuing neuroscience research- amounting to four years total as an academic researcher. Soon after, jumped into a marketing position at textPlus, a texting and calling app with 70 million users. After one year, left textPlus to begin a passion project, a startup to help sufferers find therapists. Despite recruiting a team, this app did not go far because the UX design was unsatisfactory. Seeing the importance of UX, signed up for classes at UCLA and General Assembly and learned to create products. Surprisingly, discovered an immense love for UX. Freelanced in order to solidify fundamental skills and then subsequently joined ProduktZero. I then was recruited to work for a startup in the Philippines, where I led the mobile and web user experience.

I made the switch to product management, as I have an interest in the business and execution standpoint, where I am able to make the tradeoffs between tech, marketing, design and all aspects of the business. I worked locally for startups as a product manager and abroad in Dubai.

SKILLS

Wireframes, Paper and Digital Prototypes, Journey Maps, Process Flows, User Research, Usability Testing, Requirement Documents, Storyboarding, Personas, HTML, CSS, Sketch, Keynote, Facebook Ads, Google Ads, Google Search Console, Google Analytics Mixpanel, Tableau, Jira

EXPERIENCE

Product Manager | HUGE INC |  Nov 2014 – Present

  • Consulting Google for Retail product marketing managers on strategy, user experience, and roadmaps

Product Manager, dubizzle | OLX Online Classifieds, Dubai, JULY 2017 – JAN 2018

  • Owned “goods” vertical, conducting taxonomy research to plan a new category tree, focusing on search & discoverability, implementing 
  • Managed SEO for the real estate vertical. Increased clicks by 40% and impressions by 50%. Planned all upcoming SEO initiatives in collaboration with field experts
  • Implemented VAT across 17 unique product checkout flows, and worked with BI, Finance and Back End to ensure 7 different databases are synced together to produce invoices and refunds

Product Manager, UAE Federal Government, Dubai, JAN 2018 – MARCH 2020

  • Create government app with 70+ services, including paying traffic fines, managing telecom plans (e.g. Du), paying utilities (e.g. FEWA), creating applications for social assistance, renewing ID cards, booking couriers, and more
  • Leading scrum, writing user stories, grooming backlog, and detailing QA test cases for Android & iOS apps
  • Communicating with 25+ UAE federal entities to gather requirements requirements and relevant data
  • Present demos to stakeholders in Prime Minister’s office

UX Designer | ZipMatch|  Nov 2014 – Present

  • Co-designed distribution engines and pricing models for how leads are sent to sellers, which decreased sellers’ response time by 25x, ensuring higher satisfaction from leads
  • Owned iOS and Android mobile design and development of a selling tool for real estate professionals in PH
  • Successfully increased Android app engagement by 300% month/month following main release

UX Designer | ProduktZero |  Nov 2014 – Present

  • Leading UX Design for a consulting company that focuses on early (infant) stage startups
  • Created journey maps, process flows, sitemaps, and wireframes for Cleu, Predict-it, HomeFood, SourceList, Curated Fitness, truBrain, and more
  • Empowered to make key decisions on concepts, value propositions, and designs

Santa Monica Gamification (UX) Meetup Organizer | Meetup | Jan 2015 – Present

  • Teaching and organizing over 120 members of a Gamification Meetup
  • Analyzing case studies and giving peer feedback on products- and having fun while doing it!

CEO/Founder | Psychit | July 2014 – Present

  • Created a full business and product plan with financial projections, detailed business model canvases iterated upon, wireframes, user research, empathy maps
  • Recruited 3 teammates and managed them in Pivotal Tracker

Marketing Associate | textPlusSept 2013 – June 2014

  • Daily assembled high-level marketplace analyses and compelling marketing strategies. Presented these analyses and recommendations bi-monthly to C-level executives
  • Achieved broad skill set in marketing as point person in 60 employee company (60M users)

Neuroscience Researcher | Psychobiology Lab of Monogamy | Sept 2009 – Jan 2013

  • Developed, executed, databased, analyzed, authored papers, and delivered presentations for a series of studies on cognition and pair-bonding in the monogamous species, Prairie Voles

CERTIFICATES & TRAINING

UCLA Extension | UX Design | Dec 2014

  • Developed fluency in challenging UI concepts and trained in the entire design process
  • Final presentation awarded to be a model project for upcoming classes

General Assembly | Entrepreneurship | Product Management (UX Focused) | Oct 2014

  • Trained by CEO of incubator Rhubarb Studios and personal feedback from Science Inc                
  • Trained by VCs Basepoint Ventures & Mucker Labs
  • Mentored by Hamilton Chan, CEO/Founder of Paperlinks, Paydragon

EDUCATION

UC Davis | BS in Neuroscience | Major GPA: 3.7  | 2012

University of Cape Town | University of Melbourne | Year Abroad | 2011