I am an interdisciplinary designer and researcher who enjoys working in the context of the personal and local. In other words, I sweat the small stuff: micro-moments have real consequences. I’m good at connecting the dots and eventually, connecting people. I research how communication and impact spread out over time. I collect and analyze data to connect ideas together in new ways, to create bridges where they weren’t considered before. I appreciate the subtle complexities of human relationships and understand that their paths are not linear in nature, but beautifully complicated. I look at design through that lens, always thinking in the context of whole systems.
I recently received my MFA degree in Media Design Practices from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. My thesis “Hello, Neighbor!” explores the complicated dynamics of community exchange in urban Los Angeles neighborhoods. In 2005 I obtained a BA in Graphic Design and Photography from California State University, Northridge.
Earlier this year I was a "new media and technology" fellow as part of the 2018 Nature, Art, and Habitat Residency (NAHR) in Sottochiesa, BG, Northern Italy. Prior to that I spent two months conducting fieldwork and design research about water systems in the periphery of Mexico City. While I have worn many hats, my passion for collaboration and community remains consistent.