That's me in the awesome bathrobe. Well, me 32 years ago, aged 3. I've since lost the robe, and I can't rock an 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 two dogs (one great: Goose, the other a work-in-progress: Ziggy), 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 research 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 to help businesses get their products and services in front of the right customers.

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