I learn about complex social problems and their impact on peoples' daily lives in order to design innovative interventions that take shape as products, services, social ventures, campaigns, or policies.

My background in theatre, art, and critical theory informs my work as a researcher, designer, strategist, and leader on a daily basis.


My Mindset and Posture as a
Transition Designer // Strategist // Social Change Agent // Leader // Educator // Mentor

I see my greatest contributions as working to understand and frame wicked problems then planting and nurturing seeds of ideas by connecting people together to work on them. In order to accomplish these endeavours, I have outlined areas for my own growth.

Areas of Contribution

Areas of Personal Growth



Carnegie Mellon University, BFA 2017

Drama Video & Media Design, major


  • Aesthetics of Dysfunction
  • Animation Art and Technology
  • Decoding Media
  • Electronic Media Studio: Intro to the Moving Image
  • Expanded Theater (VR/AR)
  • Future Stages
  • Intro to Scenic Design
  • Media Performance
  • Special Topics in Drama: Magical Realism
  • Staging Media
  • Technical Management


  • Milk Like Sugar, Video & Media Designer
  • Drama Queens, Creative Director
  • Wife U, Asst. Video & Media Designer
  • Wolves, Asst. Video & Media Designer
  • Steubenville, Video Engineer
  • Much Ado About Nothing, Video Engineer

I have studied with Dick Block, David Boevers, Jim Duesing, Kevin Hines, Jessica Hodgins, Cindy Limauro, Caden Manson, Anya Martin, Molly McCarter, Ali Momeni, Joe Pino, Melissa Ragona, Nica Ross, Tina Shackleford, Larry Shea, Narelle Sissons, and Susan Tsu.

Human-Computer Interaction, major


  • Capstone: Promoting Children's Vocab Growth
  • Communication Design Fundamentals
  • Digital Photographic Imaging
  • Fundamentals of Programming & Computer Science
  • Interaction Design Studio
  • Making Things Interactive
  • Programming Usable Interfaces
  • Responsive Mobile Environments
  • Semantics & Aesthetics
  • Sensemaking
  • Service Design
  • Social Web
  • User-Centered Research & Evaluation

I have studied with Ahmed Ansari, Jeffrey Bigham, Daragh Byrne, Jodi Forlizzi, Jason Hong, Niki Kittur, David Kosbie, Robert Kraut, Min Kyung Lee, Jakob Marisco, John Mars, Jim Morris, Amy Ogan, Dylan Vitone, and Matt Zywica.

Interdisciplinary Social Change, Fifth Year Scholar

decision matrix of potential interventions for Fifth Year project on mental health & wellness at CMU


  • Behavioral Economics & Public Policy
  • Design & Policy for Humanitarian Impact
  • Foundations of Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Integrated Innovation for Large-Scale Problems
  • Language & Culture
  • Sustainable Social Change
  • Transition Design

I have studied with Daragh Byrne, Stuart Candy, Jodi Forlizzi, Kristin Hughes, Terry Irwin, Gideon Kossoff, George Loewenstein, Ryan Mitchell, Karim Shaikh, Nico Slate, and Timothy Zak.

Extracurricular Activities

Carnegie Leadership Consultants

peer-to-peer education about leadership and personal development delivered through consultations and workshops


selected for a ten person team that forms bridges between CMU's Qatar and Pittsburgh campuses through a one week immersion in Doha and ongoing collaboration


Academic Research



Inviting the Public to Improve and Evaluate Urban Design Ideas through Micro-Activities

Steven Dow, Narges Mahyar, Michelle Ng, Reggie Wu
University of California San Diego, Design Lab


Touch-based Data Visualization for iPad

Niki Kittur & Jeff Rzeszotarski

Designing for Resilience:
A More Sustainable Existence

Mediated Services for CMU Student Wellness & Mental Health

Jodi Forlizzi


Smart City Services for the Homeless & Food Insecure

Min Kyung Lee



Procore Technologies

May 2016 - present

Onboarding Squad

researched and designed an integrated implementation service for new accounts, researched and designed a new permissions set-up wizard

Web App Redesign

researched new navigation architecture, using card sorting, tree tests, and mid-fidelity prototypes

Alexa Integration

early research and product definition for Alexa conversational UI


Rice University

Office of Institutional Research

Jun 2013 - Aug 2014

redesigned public website, created data visualizations about research revenue for use by C-suite and Deans

Round Room Image

previously The Unexpected Laboratory

arts collective working in live performance and documentary 

May 2014 - present

Surrounded 2.0

Media & Lighting Designer + Stage Manager of devised movement piece created with students at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and performed at the 2015 Prague Quadrennial


Scenic & Media Designer + Production Stage Manager of devised performance about violence, toured to Denver, Chicago, and Winnipeg