a bit about me

Connection with others makes life worth living. So how might we make those ties more meaningful, sustainable, and inclusive amidst the changes emerging technology brings?

It's my life passion to answer this question.

By day, I'm solving for these problems alongside Fortune 100 companies such as Facebook and Snapchat through product and design research.

By night, I work connecting my community and finding answers to the big questions (and Bay Area buzz words), around how understandings of identity, connection, belonging, and relationships are changing in the 21st century through embarking on projects in Silicon Valley and beyond.

I'm currently looking to collaborate with interesting folks making human-centered products and services.

projects I'm working on.

- Connecting the San Francisco design research community through event curation at [es]sf.

- Creating a more equitable future through the design collective I cofounded, Other Futures Design

- Crafting experience design for the sharing economy at one of San Francisco's original mixed use co-living spaces, The Red Victorian.

recent public workshops and talks.

"Creating New Futures Through Experiments in Community Building"
Co-Liv!: A conference/lab on an affordable co-living ecosystem
Impact Hub, San Francisco, California
Presentation with Stephanie Lacy-Price
December 2017

"Ghostly Spectres: On ethnography and identity"
EPIC: Premier conference for ethnographers in industry
Montreal, Canada
Presentation Session
October 2017

"Queer in STEM"
Columbia iQ
Columbia University, New York
October 2017

"Creating Other Future(s): Utopic urbanisms design workshop"
The Red Victorian
San Francisco, California
Workshop Facilitator
July 2017

"Can Dating Apps Bring Us Closer?'
Embassy House
San Francisco, California
Research Presentation and Salon Discussion
October 2016