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Resume

Education

Harvard University

Masters of Design Engineering

Cambridge, MA, August 2017 – May 2019

 

University of Washington

Human Centered Design & Engineering B.S.

Earth & Space Sciences, Mathematics minors

Seattle, WA, September 2010 – June 2015

 

University of Edinburgh

Direct exchange study abroad

Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K., September 2012 – June 2013


Skills

UX Design: Interaction Design, Inclusive Design, Accessibility, Wireframing, Prototyping, Storyboarding,

Design Software: Sketch, FramerJS, InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Axure

User Research: Conducting Studies, Survey Methods, Interview Methods, Observation, Analyzing Data

Programming: JavaScript, HTML, CSS, PHP, MatLab, Python, Java


Experience

Founder, Arecibo Design Studio

Seattle, WA, January 2019 - Present

Arecibo is a comprehensive problem definition and solutions concepting consultancy that leads design-driven projects for human space exploration and extreme environments. Our inaugural project successfully undertook a design concept and requirements definition exercise for NASA. As founder I own and operate the studio, as well as advancing design knowledge for human systems in space technology. Currently a part of the Harvard Venture Incubation Program Summer 2019 cohort.

Project Manager & Design Lead, NASA S.U.I.T.S.

Seattle, WA, May 2018 - August 2018

Proposal for an augmented reality interface to be worn by astronauts during spacewalks was 1 of 11 selected by NASA to be prototyped and tested at Johnson Space Center in April 2019. Led an initiative to design, prototype, and test an interface that can assist astronauts during an emergency situation. Funding provided by the Massachusetts Space Grant.

User Experience Designer & Strategist, Amazon

Seattle, WA, May 2018 - August 2018

Designed digital & physical concepts for a customer-facing product. Created prototypes for usability testing and co-facilitated the tests for research participants. Conducted scholarly and field research on human behavior and interaction paradigms for a multitude of contexts. Analyzed and synthesized research to identify key opportunities to empower users and improve their quality of life. Created guidelines, values, and the scaffolding for a design system. Graduate Internship

Interaction Designer, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Digital

Seattle, WA, July 2015 - July 2017

Design digital experiences for Disney parks, resorts, and cruises. Build an accessibility and inclusive design program from the ground up. Strategize on a consistent design style across multiple platforms & devices. Create toolkits and tear sheets for the design style guide. Prototype features for and participate in the release of the Disneyland and Shop Disney Parks apps. Design and prototype features and flows for My Disney Experience. Strategize on leveraging digital technology to create magical experiences in physical spaces of the parks and resorts. 

 

UX Designer & Researcher, MIT Media Lab

Cambridge, MA, January 2018 - May 2018

Designed flows and interactive prototypes for the Lifelong Kindergarten Lab. Ideated on how to facilitate learning and exploration via Creative Play.

Teaching Fellow, Harvard University

Cambridge, MA, December 2017 - May 2018

Co-Led a section of 15 upperclassmen in a Design Engineering course. Facilitate learning around client interactions, problem definition, and project planning.

Lead Teaching Assistant, University of Washington School of Informatics

Seattle, WA, December 2013 – March 2015

Supervised a team of six TA’s, conducted lab section meetings for 25+ students, and facilitated discussion about social networking technologies.

 

Creative Technical Intern: Emerging Technologies, AT&T

Bothell, WA, June – September 2014

Designer, researcher, and data visualizer on multiple internal projects. Participated as an UX designer and Prototyper on intern project to develop a conference room booking app. Helped develop UX learning plan for AT&T employees.

 

Technology Intern: Selling Systems and Development, Nordstrom Corporate

Seattle, WA, June – August 2013

Assisted in scrum ceremonies and launch of 2013 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale site. Prototyped a wedding stylist feature for the Nordstrom mobile app.