Background & Experience


Ph.D., Social Anthropology

University of Southern California, 2005

Graduate Certificate, Center for Sustainable Cities


M.A., Visual Anthropology:

University of Southern California, 2000

Graduate Certificate, Gender Studies


B.S., Public Policy and Management

Carnegie Mellon University, 1988,

Minor, Art


Principal & Founder, Filament Insight & Innovation, 2008-Present, Seattle WA

Partner, ethnoworks, 2010-Present, Seattle, WA

Senior Human Factors Specialist, IDEO, 2008, San Francisco, CA

Research Scientist, Intel (Digital Home Group), 2006-2008, Hillsboro, OR

Research Fellow, USC Center for Sustainable Cities, 2002-2005, Los Angeles, CA

Adjunct Professor of Ethnography, California Institute of the Arts, Critical Studies Department, 2003-2004, Valencia, CA