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Alex Proaps
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Lives in Hampton Roads, VA
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Eventbrite - Code for America Brigade presents National Day of Civic Hacking: HR - Climate Change and... - Saturday, May 31, 2014 at TCC / Virginia Beach Joint-Use Library , Virginia Beach, VA. Find event and ticket information.
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Free course on design, with Don Norman.
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Curious rituals - gestural interaction in the digital everyday. Love this project.
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"Leaving is hard. Leaving is sad. It’s okay for it to be that way. It still doesn’t mean it’s the wrong choice for you."
When you decided to go to graduate school, you probably thought that, at the end of it, you’d be a professor. Even if you thought you might do something else with that degree, the assumptions within academia are that you finish the degree and become a professor. Only it didn’t work out that way. Maybe you found out that academia wasn’t what you thought it was. Maybe you discovered that you and academia weren’t the match made in heaven your underg...
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National Day of Civic Hacking offers the chance to bring together some of the best and brightest minds in the technology arena to push forward civic innovation and open idea-sharing. We hope to see...
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Wish I could see them live this time. Le sigh. 
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I spent most of my life feeling broken. For the last three years, I felt physically broken. Health problem after problem. I was unable to eat “like everyone else,” without a reaction. It felt as though my body was falling apart, and nobody had answers for me. For many years before that, I felt emotionally broken. I believed that I was inherently unlovable, unattractive, unworthy. That I was destined to end up alone. From the age when teachers beg...
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Doctoral student, Human Factors Engineer, Psychology Instructor
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  • Grad student, Human Factors Engineer Intern, present
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Hampton Roads, VA
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Birmingham, AL - Huntsville, AL - Fairbanks, AK - Aberdeen, MD - San Francisco, CA
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I’m a 29 year old fake red head who finally figured out in my first two years of grad school that happiness is a journey (not a destination). I am slowly but surely working towards a PhD in Human Factors Psychology and I conduct research in the REACTS lab at Old Dominion University. I also work for the Navy and am a college instructor.

I practice hot yoga and I work with a personal trainer. I prefer my books to be first editions that smell a little musty. I spend a lot of time at the local indie theater and the museum in my neighborhood. My favorite place in the Universe is enjoying live music with good friends. If you love The Wire, we will probably be friends forever. 

I’m a little obsessed with coffee, Bourbon barrel stouts, Pinot Noir, and Manchego. I love to cook, but more importantly, I love to eat. I'm what some people might call a locavore. 

Other fun facts: I have a blog, I love playing with purple eye shadow, and I'm a cat mom.

“Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success. Always be on the lookout for ways to turn a problem into an opportunity for success. Always be on the lookout for ways to nurture your dream.” ~ Lao Tzu
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  • Old Dominion University
    M.S. Psychology; Ph.D. Human Factors, 2008 - present
  • University of Montevallo
    B.S. Psych/Sociology, 2001 - 2005
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