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 Robert H. McKim Design Award, acknowledging accomplishments at the top of Stanford’s graduating class in Product Design Engineering
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. I helped found and build the organization from scratch and am currently developing new programming (summer camp, conference, etc.) while also managing the design, manufacturing, sales, delivery, and customer feedback analysis for our teaching toolkits which reach hundreds of educators globally.
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: 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)