I'm a curious, creative and humanity driven product designer, currently working at Microsoft. My design practice has a strong emphasis on research, visual design and is rooted in social equity. My education is in Human Centered Design and Engineering (MS) and Industrial & Interaction Design (BIID).
Previously I spent several years working in public health, an experience which had a profound impact on how I look at design and society. I also enjoy learning and speaking about the power dynamics of technology and social equity.
State of Black Design Conference 2022
Panel Discussion Moderator, &Design: Equitable Design in Practice - 2021
Keynote Speaker, Boeing Community of Excellence: Designing for Racial Equity, Tips for Evolving your Human Centered Practice - 2021
Discussion Moderator, with Shalini Kantayya Director of Coded Bias, Univeristy of Washington HCDE - 2021
Panelist, Why We Need Art, Diversity& Culture, 540 West Main - 2018
Intro to Human Centered Design, Graduate, Univeristy of Washington: Racial Bias in Design - 2021
Inclusive Design, Undergraduate, Univeristy of Washington: Racial Bias in Design - 2021
RIT Industrial Design Meta Project, Centering Community in Design - 2020
Initiatives & Accolades
Co-founder HCDE Affinity Groups
HCDE Student Award of Excellence for Innovation, 2021
HCDE Student Award of Excellence for Leadership, 2021
Neon Blackboard Fellow, 2021
&Design Fellow, 2018
Roc Girl Gang Blog
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