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
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
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.