I listen, learn and provide actionable insight to UX Designers for what users tell me they need. My goal is to create systems that simplify and improve online experiences for users, while meeting business demands and removing obstacles. 


Work Experience

(2015  - 2022) Vancouver Public Schools

Learning Coordinator

(2012  - 2015) Aplos Software / Self-Employed
  • Business Consultant
  • Marketing Manager

(2012  - 2015) KVPR, KQED, KJWL, NPR, FOX, BBC
  • Investigative Journalist
  • Radio Producer




Survey Writing


Adobe XD


Data Analytics

Advanced Excel

Google Forms & Sheets

DocuSign Implementation

Education & Certificates

Master of Arts

Communication & Journalism

California State University, Fresno

Bachelor of Science

Business Administration

California State University, Fresno

Google UX Design


Agile Foundations

Certified Public Accountant (California)

I have lived in Alabama, Arizona, California, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Washington and Turkey. I am a citizen of the world; eager to create positive experiences for every user and the NBU's that will improve the quality of their lives and value their time.

Awards & Activities: 

Magna Cum Laude with School Honors

Treasurer for Washington State, Skills USA (2016-2020)

Northern California Radio Television News Directors Association (RTNDA) honored this "Quality of Life" episode as the best public affairs program (2010-2011)

KPMG Outstanding Senior Scholarship & Craig School of Business Inspiration Award

Beta Alpha Psi Vice President of Programs and Editor


USAA, Aplos Software, Flagstone Land Services, Energy Concepts, PK Excavating, Inc.

Scharmann RESUME UX Portfolio


Published in the Huffington Post - Wrote about what it's like to stay home from war when your a military spouse and your partner is deployed for over a year.


Wrote all blogs for Vancouver School District's FutureMe website.

Wrote my father's memoirs The Westside Kid.  Interviewed over 40 people and created book layout. My father lived with Stage IV cancer for 5 years and did more in that time than most do in a lifetime. (2009)


My work with students was featured in ACTE article "Taking Business to School" for student internship and teacher externship programs that I created for one of the largest school districts in Washington state.


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Tracey Scharmann