I am in the Great Lakes State (Michigan) of the United States.
I have been in a UX role for about 3 years with an emphasis on research and strategy for much of that time.
Current challenges are working with teams outside of UX more effectively, and getting rapid feedback during design sprints. We are working on implementing a form of dual track agile which may help with that. My focus will be outside of sprints and help designers get user feedback mid-sprint.
I am most passionate about research and strategy. I like to keep people at the center of the work we do. It is a greater challenge than I would like it to be sometimes, but a fight worth fighting.
Currently cats, but I am not opposed to a good dog.