I'm a tech geek and I've been told that I overthink things. That's what UX Designers do right and that's why I love what I do. I've been a UX Designer for http://oeconnection.com/OEConnection, a technology company in Richfield, Ohio, for 3 1/2 years. I'm also an adjunct instructor for Kent State University's UXD department. My previous UX experience also includes working as a UX Researcher for the Eaton Corporation, a freelance web designer and an Interactive Graphic Artist for the Plain Dealer. I also serve on the board of UXPA Cleveland.
As a self-proclaimed UX tech nerd, Monica Ralston teaches user experience design classes at the undergraduate and graduate level at Kent State University. She has worked domestically and internationally for organizations ranging from boutique consulting firms to Fortune 100 companies. Much of her career has been spent in the financial sector doing user research and UI design/testing with banks, brokerages and accounting software. Monica is a co-founder of Cleveland’s UXPA chapter (User Experience Professionals Association) and serves on its board as a student liaison.