Ph.D., Decision Sciences and Engineering Systems---Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, 1998. Dissertation: The Cognitive Role of Visualization in the Modeling Process. Major area: Information and Decision Systems. Advisor: William A. Wallace.

M.S., Industrial & Management Engineering---Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, 1994.

M.A., Counseling Psychology---Antioch New England Graduate School, Keene, NH, 1988. Areas of concentration: Individual Psychotherapy and Group Psychotherapy.

B.A., Music---Williams College, Williamstown, MA, 1984. Graduated cum laude.

Awards & Honors

Offered National Science Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship at U. of California at Berkeley, 1998.

4.0 Cumulative GPA at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Dean's Committee on Women in Engineering, Rensselaer (1997-1998).

Rensselaer Founders Award of Excellence, awarded to 1% of Rensselaer students each year (1997).

General Electric Faculty for the Future Fellowship (1996-1997, 1997-1998).

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Competition: Honorable Mention (1994).

Alpha Pi Mu Industrial Engineering Honor Society (1994).

Professional Affiliations

American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)

Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Chronological Listing

1998 - 2000 Postdoctoral Fellow, Visualization & Intelligent User Interfaces Group, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University.
1993 - 1998 Research Asst., Teaching Asst., Senior Teaching Associate, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Earned M.S. and Ph.D.
1993 - 1994 Training Consultant for Samaritan Hospital, Troy, NY.
1990 - 1993 Clinical Applications Analyst, Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, Bennington, VT.
1989 - 1990 Inpatient Psychotherapist, Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, Bennington, VT.
1987 - 1993 Real Estate Development Manager, Pownal, VT.
1988 - 1990 Owner-Builder, Pownal, VT. 1988 - 1989 College Counselor, Southern Vermont College, Bennington, VT.
1987 - 1988 College Counselor, North Adams State College, Bennington, VT.
1986 - 1987 Psychotherapist, United Counseling Service of Bennington County, Bennington, VT.
1986 - 1988 Antioch New England Graduate School. Earned M.A. in Counseling.
1985 - 1986 Halfway House Manager, Berkshire Mental Health Center, Pittsfield, MA.
1984 - 1985 Software Phone Support, The Saddlebrook Corporation, Cambridge, MA.
1980 - 1984 Undergraduate, Williams College. Earned B.A. in Music.