As a kid, I dreamt of growing up to be an amalgamation of an inventor, artist, teacher, and scientist. Fast forward fifteen years and currently I'm finishing up my last semester studying Product Design at Carnegie Mellon. It was there, that I found that "Design" could be the way I combine my interests, values, and childhood aspirations. The past four years have guided my thinking and approach to design. In an exponentially changing world, designers need to think about the critical side effects of technology and experiences. I believe designers are able to design systems through the lens of empathy, but designers can't do it alone. In an interconnected and globalized world, we need to create systems, experiences, and products that empower individuals that make up this world. My work reflects this same dynamism and flexibility in this era.
Outside of work, I can’t keep myself from learning new skills and experiencing new things. As a naturally curious and adventurous individual, I love to explore the world I’m designing for, by biking roads and rough terrain, combining art & biology, backpacking national parks, cooking food from new cuisines, and having a coffee or brew to shoot the breeze.