Why I Design
Design is my opportunity to provide empathy and inclusivity — principles that I Iacked growing up
Design is more than a career to me; it's a platform for empathy and inclusivity, principles I didn't often experience during my own upbringing. My journey began in my junior year at UCLA when I founded a non-profit for foster youth, propelled by my early experiences moving from home to home. Designing for my non-profit illuminated the powerful blend of problem-solving with empathy and inclusivity, motivating my career and shaping my mission to inspire brighter futures.
What I Love Designing
Innovative and empowering consumer products
With a Master of Design from UC Berkeley and an entrepreneurial spirit, I've always been drawn to the thrill of building from the ground up. My passion extends from startups to educational programs, always intertwining people and uniting them under a single vision. Currently, I'm exploring the almost-magical world of AI technologies, combining my love for innovation and a touch of my Harry Potter fan enthusiasm. Most recently, I was designing for Poised, an AI communication coach that helps career professionals feel more confident through improving their communications skills.
I'm a free-spirited, open, and quirky product designer who loves to challenge the status quo inside and outside of work
My design philosophy and life are guided by a free-spirited, open, and slightly quirky compass. From founding a non-profit and a startup to impromptu concert adventures (which serendipitously is how I met my partner), my entrepreneurial spirit pervades all I do. I find joy in venturing into the unknown, challenging assumptions, and embracing vulnerability as a tool to explore varied perspectives.
All things adventurous in sports, music, food, travel, and games
Whether conversing with cats, playing pickup basketball, scaling rock walls, traversing global destinations, or preparing for a hypothetical zombie apocalypse, I embrace a multi-faceted approach to life and hobbies. From a 6-month improv stint with dreams of future team involvement to a half-year dive into soccer, my adventurous spirit is always up for new exploratory challenges – and I'm all ears for your hobby suggestions!
Feel free to reach out — preferably through LinkedIn