With a degree in Anthropology and Master's in Innovative Media & Journalism I have two expensive certificates saying I like to research and understand people and their perspectives on all subjects.
The heart of UX and UI is understanding a variety of people and their needs. And what I find most exciting about this field is I'm to create ways to resolve issues or delight users.
When not geeking out on the above I tutor students in the Boston area, try my hand at boxing and I'm currently training for my second marathon. I also act as an unofficial ambassador (not a thing) for the original Portland (Maine).
Why the Startup Institute?
After getting my Master's degree I knew I wanted to further develop my UX/UI skills with the intent to bring true value to a team. SIU allows me to polish my portfolio and connect with practitioners through classes and events.
So, Portland, Maine, huh?
You tell me what you want to do and eat and I'll build you an itinerary. But If you want the local experience you need to go to Amato's.