PART-TIME FACULTY, Parsons School of Design
I am a part-time faculty member at Parsons School of Design in the Strategic Design and Management BBA Program. I am teaching Senior Projects 1, a 15 week capstone studio where student teams learn to research, plan, design, and prototype their own creative intervention—ranging from new products and entrepreneurial ventures to advocacy campaigns and speculative experiences.
DESIGN STRATEGIST, MSK Cancer Center
I am working as part of the Design and Innovation Group at MSK which involves collaboration with different stakeholders throughout the hospital including clinicians, patients and caregivers, to breakdown complex problems, find opportunities for interventions, design new solutions, and ultimately improve the patient experience at MSK.
LEAD UX RESEARCHER, Academy
I led the planning and execution of Academy's user research with a small team of researchers and designers for a nonprofit client’s web re-design. This included stakeholder interviews, usability prototyping, and developing action driven recommendations to deliver to our clients and design team.
HUMAN-CENTERED DESIGN CONSULTANT, GAIN
I consulted with GAIN to integrate human-centered design into a new program delivering nutritional supplements to mothers and newborns in Guatemala, Colombia, and Mexico. For this engagement, I designed and facilitated three design-thinking workshops with public health experts, nutritionists, community leaders and mothers.
UX / UI DESIGNER, Murmur Co.
I worked with the Murmur team to conceptualize and develop desktop and mobile storytelling platforms. I created site maps, wireframes, and finalized digital mock-ups, as well as graphic elements and data visualization designs for our projects.
DESIGN FACILITATOR, Magnum Foundation
As part of Magnum’s Photography Expanded initiative, I facilitate collaborations between photographers, journalists, and other media makers, guiding the creative direction of multiple interactive narratives and challenging documentary photographers to plan their social impact through user-centered thinking.
I am a long-time member of the advisory board for ICAAD, a human rights organization fighting discrimination internationally. I support by leading co-design workshops and consulting on projects involving new technology and media, including machine learning, data visualization, virtual reality and documentary film.
MASTERS OF FINE ARTS in Transdisciplinary Design
Parsons, The New School for Design
School of Design Strategies
BACHELORS OF ARTS in Architecture
Washington University in St. Louis
Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts
Second Major in Religious Studies