Helping students realize dreams
It’s been a humbling experience to teach and guide some of the most talented people from around the world through design education, especially people who transitioned from different backgrounds.
For some reason, I was quite popular having multiple optometrists as my students, along with individuals in other interesting professions such as ballerina, beekeeper, math teacher, philosophy professor, military veteran, documentary filmmaker, paralegal, biochemical engineer, violinist, chef, textile artist, federal investigator, tennis coach, and lawyer. Among them, a sea captain and hardcore punk music artists who happen to be twins (but play in different bands) have got to be my favorites. They went on to work as product designers at top tech companies and some of the Big 4s.
Pratt Institute, Creative Enterprise Leadership, MS
University of Washington, HCDE, MS
Brandeis University, UCD, MS
Oregon State University, Liberal Arts, BA
Carnegie Mellon University, HCII, BSc
Designing a more inclusive tomorrow
Advancing aerospace and defense
Transforming biopharma R&D
Scaling design systems for the people
Optimizing oil and gas production
Rebuilding public trust in open data
Automating research workflows
Telling stories of women in music