Hey friends, I’m Michelle!


I’m UXer at heart with a life-long passion for making things better. I thrive on bridging gaps whether it’s between people, concepts, or processes. Figuring out ways to make everyday issues more efficient, easier-to-use, and less stressful is something I love doing!

Currently, I’m a Product Design Manager at Citrix, where I help inspire and clear paths for a team of top-notch designers. (Can you tell I’m an activator?) In this role, I’ve gravitated toward operationalizing many of our internal and cross-functional processes so our design squad can shine.

Operationalizing is a natural skill of mine. For over half my life, I promoted ska/punk/reggae shows, which comes with a mountain of logistics! Sometimes, I’ll take PTO and tour manage for Pilfers, a ska/raggacore band out of NYC. Handling all the band logistics on the road may seem like work, but it’s so much fun that it doesn’t feel like it.

Selfie of me and a T. Rex
Taking selfies with animals does come with some risks.
My home in animal crossing full of bugs in their cages
Animal Crossing New Horizons brought out the 10-year-old version of me. I got rid of all my furniture and packed my home full of bugs and fish. 😆

Outside of not working, I love hiking, driving my Fiesta ST, scuba diving, and perfecting vegetarian ramen. If I wasn’t in design/tech, I probably would have become an entomologist.

 

Wanna chat?

Please reach out to me on LinkedIn.