B.S. Product Design Engineering from Stanford University (3.9/4.0 GPA) with distinction and honors

  • Engineering degree focused on interdisciplinary design methods—user research; product design and development; communications and storytelling; psychology; art; and business

  • Graduated Phi Beta Kappa (Academic honors) and Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honors)

  • Winner of the 2016 Robert H. McKim Design Award, acknowledging accomplishments at the top of Stanford’s graduating class

Recent Professional Experience

Business Development & Strategy @ IDEO (Mar 2018 - present)

Managing a multi-million-dollar pipeline of work with Fortune 500 and startups across industries; building complex program plans in collaboration with cross-disciplinary design & engineering teams; empowering multi-year-long client engagements; leading conversations with clients about deliverables, fees, key success metrics, etc.

Marketing @ IDEO (Oct 2016 - Mar 2018)

Launched a major new content spread on about our capabilities in data science and AI; built and ran data analytics on digital marketing campaigns; led content strategy for 10 physical installations for IDEO’s front lobby.

President / Co-Founder @ Girls Driving for a Difference (GDD) (Oct 2014 - present)

Founded and built the organization from scratch; currently managing the design, manufacturing, sales, delivery, and customer feedback analysis for our teaching toolkits.

Faculty: Design Research @ Stanford (Fall 2017, Fall 2018)

Taught advanced user research methods at Stanford as a formal lecturer for the Product Design Engineering Department.

Additional Work Experience

  • Entrepreneurship Program Fellow @ Experience Institute (2016)

  • Intern @ Stanford Virtual Human Interaction Lab (2016)

  • Course Assistant @ Stanford School of Engineering (2015-16) for creativity expert Tina Seelig’s "Engineering Innovation” course

  • Curriculum and Storytelling Designer @ Stanford (2015-16)

  • President / Project Lead (Stanford Studio) @ Design for America (2015)

  • Design & Marketing Internship @ SAP Design & Co-Innovation Center (2014)


  • Technical: Final Cut Pro, Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro), Keynote, Digital Marketing (Mailchimp, LinkedIn ads), Microsoft Power BI, plus basic Java, Python, and SQL / data analytics

  • Creative: Product and Program Management, Graphic Design, Public Speaking, Writing, Film Editing and Production, Sketching

  • Physical: Woodworking, Welding (Tig, Oxyacetylene), Casting

  • Languages: English, French, and Italian (conversational)

Awards and Acknowledgements

  • Public Speaking: Most recently keynoted SAP’s inaugural Women in Technology Conference (2018)

  • Press: Fast Company, Lean In, Gentry Magazine, Women of Silicon Valley, Stanford Magazine, etc.

  • Award: Winner of Stanford University Design Award (selected out of 75 in graduating class)


  • Girls Leadership Council @ The Tech Museum of Innovation (Sep 2018 - present)

  • Director of Fundraising @ EDGE Youth Leadership (Sep 2018 - present)

  • Senior Seminar Leader: Design for Social Impact @ Castilleja School (Jan - April 2018)