Education


Georgia Institute of Technology

  • PhD Human Centered Computing, Minor Management of Technology, 2018 - Present
  • M.S. Digital Media, 2018
  • B.S. History, Technology, and Society concentration in Aerospace Engineering, 2013

Work Experience


Center of Innovation for Manufacturing

Senior Project Manager, 03/16 - Present

  • Responsible for daily operations, direct client interaction, business development, and strategic partnerships.
  • Facilitate and oversee major research collaborations involving academia, industry, and government through the allocation of an annual budget of $230K.
  • Conduct current-state assessments of Georgia manufacturers using Six Sigma to identify opportunities for process improvements and share best practices for competitive growth.
  • Employ design thinking practices to lead clients through product development including customer discovery, product design, prototyping, user testing/feedback.
  • Coach business startups including LivFul, Sumo Robot League, and The Stair Barrier using Lean Startup principles leading to in an economic benefit of $117,600.
  • Manage NW Georgia’s annual National Manufacturing Day event and doubled size and scope of the program.
  • Develop strategic partnerships with organizations including Girl Scouts of Georgia, The Bridge Academy, LaunchPad 2X, and Women in Manufacturing.

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

Operations Leadership Development Program: Fort Worth, TX

    F-35 Quality Team Lead

    • Led team of 10 employees to create and implement 86 work instruction packets for Safety of Flight inspections.

    F-35 Component Final Finishes Production Supervisor

    • Managed 6 direct report personnel and oversaw production schedule and quality of radar-absorbent coatings.
    • Redesigned CFF floor layout to optimize production flow using Just-in-Time and Lean principles.

    Facilities Engineer

    • Managed a portfolio of projects worth $250K.
    • Coordinated project implementation and site renovations with contracted and in-house firms.

C-130 Quality Engineer: Marietta, GA

  • Identified constraints through data analysis and implemented process improvements for a 22% defect reduction.
  • Subject Matter Expert for SAP Quality Engineering Workbench
  • Developed and deployed training curriculum to TX,CA,and GA to teach over 300 employees.
  • Received two leadership awards for ‘inspiring engineers to learn new tools and skills.’
  • Conducted an internal trade study to highlight applications and implementation processes for 3D printing.
  • Managed process improvement projects for 9 production teams to foster change via preventative data trending.
  • Led an interdisciplinary research project that would improve schedule by 82% using live video streaming.
  • Mentored and administered workload assignments for the C-130 quality program summer interns.

Skills


    Software: MS Office Suite, Adobe CS Suite, SharePoint, Salesforce, SolidWorks, CATIA V5, VBA, HTML5

    Research Methods: Ethnography, participatory action, and usability studies, quantitative and qualitative data analysis

    Communication: Public speaking, curriculum development, technical writing, client sales

Leadership


    Director of Manufacturing Technology - Women in Manufacturing, Georgia Chapter

    Founder and President - GT Ivan Allen College Affinity Group

    Women's Leadership Committee Member - Next Generation Manufacturing

    Georgia Chapter Board Member - Academic Development, The Bridge Academy

    Volunteer Instructor - The Bridge Academy

Honors and Grants


    Best Paper, Designing Interactive Systems (DIS)

    Selected GT Representative, Human Computer Interaction Consortium (HCIC)

    Honorable Mention Full Paper, Career Research and Innovation Development Conference (CRIDC) Recipient,

    Georgia Tech GVU IPaT Engagement Grant ($5,000)