a16z Generation Design Mentorship Program | Generation Design is a competitive mentorship program for selected college design students to connect with designers from leading tech start-ups within the a16z portfolio. Mentors guide the selected students to help with design challenges and their future in the industry. Since January 2016, I have been personally working with a designer at Google.
Communications and Storytelling Designer | Since September of 2015, I have been collaborating with the Stanford d.school Media Team on the design and development of media + storytelling teaching materials geared towards students, educators, industry professionals, and beyond. Learn more
Course Assistant | From August to December 2014, I worked on the teaching team for Tina Seelig's "Engineering Innovation" course. I contributed to the design and development of teaching materials, including creating a series of simple, customizable cards prompting student reflection on course material. (Adobe Illustrator) I also facilitated integrating the Oculus Rift technology and virtual reality experiences into the course.
design for america: PRESIDENT + design leadership coach
Design for America is a national, award-winning organization of student-led studios using design to create local and social impact.
I served as President of Stanford's Design for America Studio, where I designed and executed our studio's first design leadership training curriculum on team dynamics, leadership, and the Stanford d.school's design methodology.
Through the program, I trained 6 hand-selected Stanford engineering students to become successful Project Leaders for their own social impact-driven design teams on campus.
The program that I initiated has now become a successful, lasting tradition within the organization.
sap's design & co-innovation center
I managed a LightHouse Innovation design service team of 10 senior designers at SAP, from user research to screen-flow, wire framing, and visual design of software solution. Our project aimed to resolve inefficiencies in Bay Area Homeless Shelter data processes through the design thinking methodology and SAP technology.
Aside from this project, I also contributed to corporate client-facing design consultancy projects and collaborated with the Global Marketing Team on written content and digital marketing projects.
Gigaom roadmap tech conference
In November of 2013, I attended the Gigaom Roadmap Tech Conference in San Francisco, CA, with a team of designers from the Stanford d.school. Together, we were given a mission: to redesign the conference experience as it was actually occurring.
At the end of the conference, we presented our insights and low-fidelity prototypes to all conference attendees, taking the same stage that had previously been taken by John Maeda, Jack Dorsey, and more.
international project team mentor
I first partnered with the Head Coordinator of the VIA Social Innovation program, an organization devoted to catalyzing young change makers in Asia and strengthening the social innovation ecosphere, as a Project Team Mentor. During our first summer together, I gathered a teaching team from the Stanford d.school to welcome 30 aspiring entrepreneurs to the Bay Area who were participating in the VIA program and traveling from cities across China and Japan. We led them through a series of improvisation exercises, team-building and team-strengthening activities, and project scoping brainstorms. Since, I have worked with the VIA program twice more, each time coaching a design workshop unique from the last.