Innovation Strategist and Design Researcher who strongly believes in the power of solid research and visual storytelling techniques. She has helped companies from the Tribune Companies, AT&T, to McDonald’s and now at Facebook shape their future landscape by taking the research from just abstract numbers to involving company stakeholders in the world of their customers. She is currently an Experience Researcher and Strategist at Facebook working on projects and topics at the 40,000 foot level. She lives to understand users and to design beautiful and useful experiences, services and products, and has a thorough understanding of the value visual storytelling has to build a brand within a business and consumer context. She is also an educational product developer that has created over 400 products for the top 3 educational publishers and has authored her own award-winning series of children’s books for the pre-kindergarten dual language market.