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Hi! I’m Kristen Shelton, a user experience researcher and accessibility advocate in Harrisburg, PA.

The thoughts and ideas expressed here are entirely my own, and do not represent the opinions of my employer.

About

Data Hunter-Gatherer.  Lifelong learner.  Omnivore.

My current role is the beautiful intersection of data and helping people.  Plus there are snacks.  If you’re a citizen of Pennsylvania, I am your Citizen Advocate.

Do you have insight into making interactions with the Pennsylvania state government better?  I especially value perspectives from people in under-represented communities and people who have feedback about visual and/or hearing impairment and accessibility.  Get in touch!

Tableau Desktop Specialist as of May 2019.  Next up:  ITIL certification.

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Conversations from the Roof

I returned from a two-hour meeting to find six missed calls from my dad’s cell phone.  All within two or three minutes of each other.

Meet Me – May 2019

In May 2019 I will be attending the CEM Conference in Los Angeles, California.  I’m super excited for the tour of CalPERS!  What a friendly looking website.  I hope it’s as fun and informative as the session in Indy. I’ll also be haunting various sushi and oyster spots!  Do you have a recommendation?

Music, Wandering in Circles, and Presence

I had a big interview coming up, and I was deep in my own head.  Did you know that when people are lost, they tend to walk in circles?  Uncertain of my direction I was wandering in anxious-brain wilderness, distracted and unproductive. Around and around, retracing my steps.