I'm happy to see you want to learn more about me. Here we go!
Although I moved many times growing up, I consider myself a native of Asheville, North Carolina. Naturally, I developed a love of all things outdoors-- hiking, backpacking, skiing, swimming hole hunting, and just plain adventuring. I have a dog back in Asheville named Louie who I don't see too much but love dearly. I am also a big Tarheel fan.
You're probably wondering more about my professional life than my personal one, so here's some information about me. I went to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on a scholarship and graduated in the honors program with a B.S. in Psychology. After that, I was excited to start working and see what a full-time job is all about. Through my job experiences, I began to realize that I had a real interest in computers and software and began to explore a potential career change. Fast forward a couple years and here I am doing my Masters in Computer Science with a Specialization in Human Computer Interaction and Georgia Tech.
You may be curious, how does someone go from Psychology to Computer Science? Are those even similar? The answer is in fact that yes, they are, especially in the domain of Human Computer Interaction. Computers are almost an extension of the brain-- they help us to think and solve issues quicker, and have the capacity to do much more than we could alone. Psychology is invaluable in understanding how we interact with computers and how to best design them to interact with us.