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); Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honors); and as part of the Public Service Honors Society
2016 Winner of the Robert H. McKim Design Award, acknowledging accomplishments at the top of Stanford’s graduating class in Product Design Engineering
2020 for Girls
A personal “gap year” project for empowering girls. I’m spending 12 months (Jan-Dec 2020) traveling the world to listen & learn about the challenges girls face globally, and explore ways we might further empower girls through design. Like a Masters in Design for Girls Empowerment, with a concentration in sexual health education, contraception, periods, and sex trafficking.
Over the past 3 years, I’ve played several interdisciplinary roles at the global design consultancy:
Product Designer (2019): Designing and building products, programs, and services for clients across industries as part of IDEO’s “Design for Play” team, which leverages the principles of play to design delightful, impactful, and engaging solutions.
Business Development and Strategy Associate (2017 - 2018): Managed a multi-million-dollar pipeline of work with Fortune 500 and startups across industries; Built complex program plans in collaboration with cross-disciplinary design & engineering teams; Empowered multi-year-long client engagements; Led conversations with clients about deliverables, fees, key success metrics, etc.
Senior Marketing Specialist (2016 - 2017): Launched a major new content spread on ideo.com 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.
Board of Directors / Co-Founder (since October 2014)
Girl Possible (formerly known as Girls Driving for a Difference) is a 501(c)3 non-profit empowering girls to become leaders of social change through design thinking. We've been featured by Fast Company, Lean In, IDEO, Gentry Magazine, Ms. Magazine, Women of Silicon Valley, the Stanford Daily, etc. We've spoken at SAP's inaugural Women in Tech Conference, GEL Conference, SXSW Edu, and more.
Our journey first began with a crazy, Kickstarter-funded road-trip, where we spent 14 weeks driving across the US in an RV, teaching design thinking & leadership workshops for 1500 girls across 32 states. Now we've partnered with 200+ schools and educators across 15+ countries to deliver our custom curricula and teaching materials. In 2018, we received a $16k grant to launch our first leadership summer camp for 50 girls. In 2019, we doubled our team and launched a Fellowship program to expand our impact in sustainable, creative ways.
Faculty: Design Research (Fall 2017, Fall 2018)
Teaching 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 d.school (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: Keynoted SAP’s inaugural Women in Technology Conference (2018), amongst other engagements. More here
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)
Advisory Board for Stanford Women in Design (2019)
Girls Leadership Council for The Tech Museum of Innovation (2018-19)
Director of Fundraising and Team Lead for EDGE Youth Leadership (2018-19)
Senior Seminar Leader at Castilleja School (2018)