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 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.
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 d.school (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 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: 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)