I am a passionate experience design practitioner, speaker, and educator who firmly believes in the power of storytelling, empathy, and emotional engagement to create meaningful experiences for my audience. I also advocate for strategic integration of technology with physical experiences to craft innovative and holistic customer experiences. My well-rounded and international experience allows me to see and understand the big picture and translate speculation into tangible products, services and processes people will love.
experience design lead
July 2018 - December 2018
July 2017 - june 2018
February 2017 - April 2017
February 2016 - May 2016
August 2013 - October 2013
June 2008 - March 2012
February 2017 - present
Senior Product Designer
february 2018 - may 2018
July 2017 - October 2017
June 2016 - October 2016
February 2014 - February 2016
June 2012 - October 2012
Medill School of Journalism
2005 - 2009
Bachelors of Science in Journalism, Political Science
AAJA Chicago David Ibata Scholarship
Awarded a 4-month internship with the Breaking News Team at the Chicago Tribune.
Freeman Award for Study in Asia
Awarded $3,000. Project title: "Underground Sounds: A study of indie rock in Beijing."
Eric Lund Global Reporting Journalism Grant
Awarded $2,500. Project title: “Radical Communication: A study of community murals and graffiti in South Africa.”