I pivoted from an undergraduate degree in engineering to make a positive impact on human lives and celebrate my creativity. I am currently pursuing a Master's in Design Innovation at Northwestern University and seeking full-time roles in user research and design for January 2021.
Human-centered design is built upon a foundation of empathetic research. I am passionate about learning from the experiences of end users and never tire of hearing their stories. My toolbox is full of methods, both qualitative and quantitative, and I am always seeking new ways to synthesize my findings into insights that drive meaningful change.
My favorite thing about design is that it can't be done alone. I bring imagination, openness, and a generative mindset to a design team, supporting wild ideas and an atmosphere that celebrates even the small wins. I also strive to keep ethics, equity, and inclusivity in mind and conversation at every step of the way, as these are central facets of a truly human-centered approach.
I love working in the darkroom, reading postmodern literature, dancing to house music, and eating toast at all times of day and night. Creative exploration is essential to my happiness; I’m always making something new, from mixing music to screen-printing. On a day off, you'll find me taking a long bike ride or devouring a book or podcast - my appetite for great stories is insatiable.