I am a user experience researcher on the Local team with the goal of connecting people with local businesses and their community. Prior to Facebook I was living in Greenville, SC working for Techtronic Power Equipment in their North American office. I began as a product design intern there, utilizing my industrial design degree from Virginia Tech’s School of Architecture + Design. I was subsequently brought on full-time as Design Researcher and spent 5 years supporting all of our teams, leading design and market research efforts. I have a passion for good design and a delightful user experience. Additionally, I love utilizing my design thinking skills for any type of problem solving that comes my way!