I am a multifaceted problem solver who wants to design beautiful yet functional products and services that inspire people to create change. I draw inspiration from the winding path that has led me here. I've come a long way from my Bachelor's in Neuroscience. Though I am still fascinated by the workings of the human brain, I've moved away from studying it at the lab bench, and towards applying it to creating informed, human-centered designs. I love solving a good problem (be it the morning crossword or the leaky kitchen faucet), making anything by hand, taking on new hobbies and spending countless hours enjoying old ones. When I'm not in the studio you'll definitely find me outside - skiing, hiking, running, climbing, or just appreciating the view.
I am fascinated by the power of the design process to solve problems across all disciplines. Wanting to find a way to pursue design after graduation, I was attracted to EDI because if offered a unique combination of breadth and depth in its curriculum. Now that I'm here, it is the community at EDI that I am most grateful for. Imagine a collaborative, adventurous and supportive family... and that's EDI.
BA, Neuroscience, Dartmouth College
Research Assistant, Psychiatry Lab at Feinberg Medical School
Design Thinking and Doing Teach Assistant, Northwestern University
Design Thinking Teaching Assistant, Dartmouth College
Volunteer 8th Grade Math Teacher, Majuro Middle School, Republic of the Marshall Islands