I am a User Experience Design Leader with extensive knowledge of interaction, information, interface and visual design, as well as agile-UX integration, branding, technical writing, storytelling, product vision and strategy. I worked at Amazon from 2002 to 2020 and created Amazon’s first ever user-centered design process, still in use today. As the company’s first Principal Designer, I was a leading contributor across several Amazon businesses including the retail website, Amazon Go stores, Alexa, and a variety of confidential, early-stage, innovation projects; and I hold 16 design patents. I am also a climate justice activist, and founding member of Amazon Employees for Climate Justice, a worker-powered organization widely credited with bringing about Amazon’s Climate Pledge, and Jeff Bezos’s 100 million dollar Earth Fund. I am driven by my own insatiable curiosity as well as my desire to create things that improve peoples’ lives. I am adept at making connections across different disciplines, perspectives, products, and groups, and recognizing patterns that spark ideas. I lead by infectious inspiration—by painting, in broad strokes, a vision of the future that is filled with exciting possibilities and opportunities for monumental change, and then use that vision as a beacon even as we take the first step. I listen for ideas that resonate with human nature, and then identify incremental wins that build toward the big picture. I am currently focused on projects centered on the intersection of design, technology, and climate justice.