I am currently an Interaction Designer at Odopod in San Francisco. I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University a few years back with a Bachelor of Humanities and Arts degree in Industrial Design and Psychology. I am also an illustrator, a volunteer docent at the California Academy of Sciences, a community activist, and the proud mother of two slightly large cats. In my free time I enjoy reading books, watching David Attenborough documentaries, playing piano, drawing, nerding out over science things, camping, and generally indulging in whatever hobby du jour has recently piqued my interest.
I’ve always been immensely curious about the world, and that curiosity plays a large role in my design process and everyday life. I take every opportunity to learn something new, whether it’s through attending lectures or reading textbooks for fun. I love to learn and grow, even if that means challenging myself to step out of that comfort zone in order to discover new and interesting things. This drive has put me in situations that have been scary, amazing, exposing, confounding, and yet always very much worth it.
I strive to apply my creative thinking skills to untangle convoluted problems and explore new opportunities. I like to learn about and connect with situations foreign to my own in order to gain a more informed perspective. I believe that to develop effective solutions, it is critical to have empathy and an open understanding of others. Teamwork and collaboration are also key to my process. I welcome different viewpoints while not being afraid to voice my own. Good design cannot happen in an isolated bubble.
And with so many big, complex problems in the world today, we need good design. I am passionate about creating positive change through the power of an open, flexible, and empathic mindset.
Feel free to shoot me an email if you have any questions or just want to chat!
You can also download my resume here.