I love to listen.
Which explains a few things. Like...
That time I drove around the country and went on 50 first dates, one in every state, both learning about what dating was like on the ground and falling for folks romantically and platonically alike.
Wading into the hearts and minds of our countrymen with Our Fellow Americans, by asking complete strangers to tell me their feelings about America.
Why I mentor new writers and help them land gigs over at Copy Muse Collective — hearing their struggles remind me to stay naive in all things user experience.
Investing in audio equipment for The Listening Cure, a podcast I'm working on about the healthcare system to tell stories of what happens when doctors don't listen.
And a teaching career that transitioned into a human-centered UX writing practice. I look for ways to focus on people first, and solutions second, when working with a team to design a feature or product.
If you like to be formal, I can dig it: review my resume.
I love it when real people say "Hi!" I'm always happy to talk shop, hear about something you'd like help with, or exchange notes about the nature of the universe. Ping me at: alicia [dot] ostarello [at] gmail [dot] com.