About Me

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Hi there. I'm a software engineer and HCI graduate student at DePaul University. After growing up in small-town Arkansas, where Steel Magnolias isn't too far off from reality, I moved to Chicago to further my education and jumpstart my career. With my graduate studies near completion, I am looking for opportunities that will allow me to make the transition from development into user experience. The more I think about it, a role like UX Architect has a nice ring to it.

When I'm not tinkering with a web toolkit or framework, studying, or engrossed in a book about UX, I am either out on some trail or exploring the Windy City. Out of my fondness for photography, these experiences are often captured through a lens and shared on Instagram. Otherwise, I'm always scoping out new places to enjoy food, drinks, coffee, and music.

If you haven't already, be sure to check out my work, writings, or resume. Did something spark your interest, or do you share similar passions? Reach out to me at hello@cdalto.com, or let's meet up and exchange our experiences over coffee.