I've loved video games for as long as I can remember and have loved psychology for almost as long. I chose to pursue my mass communication degree at the University of Minnesota because it let me combine my passion for both of these. During my masters degree, I found my love for games user research as well. During this time, I took coursework on both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, as well as a couple statistics courses. As soon as I learned about games user research (GUR), I did everything in my power to gain experience that was relevant to the field. I joined the GUR mentoring club, did games research for my thesis, and was able to network around my local game developer community and convince them to let me do games user research on their games. I graduated in Summer 2016 and since then have been building out my network and practicing my skills as a freelance Games User Researcher.
In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, trying new games, acting, and taking pictures of my cats. I love meeting people, especially other game lovers. Feel free to reach out to me via Twitter, or LinkedIn, or my email: firstname.lastname@example.org.