That's me in the awesome bathrobe. Well, me 29 years ago, aged 3. I've since lost the robe, and I can't rock the afro anymore, but growing pains aren't without their perks. Since this picture was taken, I've travelled to 23 countries, lived in 6, picked up 3 languages, replaced the bear with a great dog (Goose), and studied under some of the brightest minds in academia. More recently, I ducked out on a PhD program in philosophy of religions at the University of Chicago (nearly five years in) after stumbling upon UX design and realizing there were some pretty cool connections between UX and my background in philosophy, policy, and business.

Life after academia has been a blast. I've re-oriented the ethnographic research I was doing to better fit the kind of user-facing (and user-enabling) work that I always wanted to do. Today, that means working alongside a wonderful team of creatives at Instapage, where I'm doing my part to build the best digital marketing product in town. 

Want to grab a coffee - or just chat? Reach out at: dalmarhussein@gmail.com