I am a coordinator/volunteer at the NYC UX Professional's Association. I participate in events regularly. This helps me to keep up with the latest in the User Experience Design. Before I moved to New York City, I was a regular member of Gateway CHI in St. Louis, MO.
During my Masters' program, I had the privilege to work on a project funded by the National Science Foundation. I led the Research & Design on a Software tool under development by the Caterpillar Mechatronics Laboratory. I published & presented 2 research papers at the prestigious Americas Conference on Information Systems, San Francisco, CA. I also conducted an experimental study on Avatar Adoption in 3D MMO's or Virtual Worlds during the time when it seemed that such environments were going to shape our future. For my work, I received the Outstanding Graduate Student award.