About
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About Me

UX Leader, Speaker and Author

I am a Senior User Experience Designer with over 12 years experience with creatively translating business goals into user-centered digital products. I always strive to make aesthetics and functionality work together to ensure success. I currently work as a Sr. UX Design Lead at Fiserv where I drive the user experience design of a fintech data cloud suite of applications. Prior to that, I was at Bank of America where I designed a cutting-edge data science platform.

I realize how much my success as a designer was due to the incredible resources and support of the design community. As a way to give back, I became a co-chair of the UXPA New Jersey chapter, where I organize and occasionally speak at educational events. I’m also an advisor for the MBS Externship program at Rutgers.

OUR RECENT

My Leadership Style

My leadership approach is based on enabling, rather than enforcing. A leader should set a clear vision, clear obstacles, and inspire the team to delight both the customers and the business partners.

I’m experienced with managing multi-cultural, off-shore and cross-functional teams.

What Brings Me Joy

Some of my favorite things.

Fitness

I enjoy being on the move – be it the meditative and deliberate as in yoga an barre, or dynamic and strenuous such as running, dancing, and kayaking.

Travel

Traveling, learning about diverse cultures, sampling unique dishes, exploring mountains, beaches, and deserts… It never gets old for me.

Photography

My father is an artist and I love all forms of art since childhood. I’ve exhibited photographs and paintings in San Diego.

 

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LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English, Bulgarian, Spanish, Russian

 

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COUNTRIES I’VE VISITED
in Europe, Asia and the Caribbean 

 

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YEARS AGO MY HOMETOWN
Plovdiv in Bulgaria was founded 

 

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CUPS OF COFFEE 
that fuel me through the day