About Me

French donuts  beignets and cafe ole

Where I am from

I am a New Orleans native with Texas roots.  My great-grand mother was born in Galveston, Texas in the 1800’s.  I spent part of my childhood in California.  I love beignets, cafe ole and gumbo.

post card of austin texas

Where I call home

Austin, Texas is a great place for innovation and tacos.  It’s a technology hub and has a great public library system.  I discovered both Architecture & Engineering CAD and UX Design here.

cara in air force uniform at D.I.N.F.O.S

Air Force Film School

Won “Best Video” award at the Department of Defense Information School.  It was the film school of the military.  Video production is in my DNA.  recently produced and edited a series of animated videos promoting skill trades.

large papaya fruit

Avid Gardener

Once helped start a garden called the “Mocking Bird” garden at ACC.  It was the first community garden of its kind.  I once grew 6  papaya trees (seen in this photo).   It was a sight to behold, the majestic papaya trees. 

home build for habitat for humanity

Volunteerism

Driven by my passion for Architecture and my commitment to community service, I eagerly volunteered for Habitat for Humanity.  We constructed this  home from the ground up. 

classic brennans cookbook

I'm a Foodie

I love cooking and hosting gatherings with friends (who are from all around the world).  You can’t get any better than the classic “Brennan’s New Orleans Cookbook” except perhaps, “The French Chef” by Julia Child.  

Career Changes and Storms

Nearly 20 years ago, the most devastating storm hit the city of New Orleans-Hurricane Katrina.  It felt like venturing into the darkness without any light or certainty of one’s fate.  Two hurricanes later,  I left Houston bound for Austin, Texas mirroring life’s transitions from familiar to the unknown.  Changing careers can evoke some of the same feelings however, I am so sure UX Design is the right fit for me.

Tech. Sgt. Keith Berry looks down into flooded streets searching for survivors. He is part of an Air Force Reserve team credited with saving more than 1,040 people in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. He is a pararescueman with the 304th Rescue Squadron from Portland, Ore. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Bill Huntington)

OVER NEW ORLEANS -- Tech. Sgt. Keith Berry looks down into flooded streets searching for survivors. He is part of an Air Force Reserve team credited with saving more than 1,040 people in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. He is a pararescueman with the 304th Rescue Squadron from Portland, Ore. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Bill Huntington)