As a generalist designer, my experience spans the full spectrum of design, from engaging users in research to inform product strategy, developing concepts, and executing on details through collaboration.

I began my career in community development, when I learned to engage diverse groups to influence changes within their neighborhoods—skills I still use in my design practice today. In my 10+ years of diverse design experience, I have worn many hats in startup, nonprofit, and corporate environments.

I thrive on highly collaborative teams and enjoy navigating complex problems alongside experts. I'm a skilled facilitator of workshops and love to think creatively about how to best engage diverse groups of people in research and design. My peers have given me positive feedback about my ability to build trust with cross-functional stakeholders and connect clear and actionable research results to design decisions.

my specialties

Generative research and design
Participatory design and workshop facilitation
Collaboration with experts
Synthesizing qual + quant research
Data visualization

when i'm not working

You can usually find me outdoors in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I’m a fly fishing angler, sewist, hiker, gardener, and forager of seafood and fungi. My love language is cooking elaborate dinners for family and friends in my cozy Seattle home.

2 designers and a participant providing feedback on a prototypeOverhead shot of group drawing storyboards during workshop


"“You Can See the Connections”: Facilitating Visualization of Care Priorities in People Living with Multiple Chronic Health Conditions." CHI Conference 2023

"Accounting for design activism: On the positionality and politics of designerly intervention." Design Issues 36.1 (2020) MIT Press

"Supporting collaborative reflection on personal values and health." CSCW Conference 2021

"Design for Grassroots Resistance: Building Archivo, a Toolkit for Self-documentation" Arcade NW Magazine Issue 35.1

"Approaches for implementing app-based digital treatments for drug use disorders into primary care: a qualitative, user-centered design study of patient perspectives." Journal of Medical Internet Research 2021

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This is Design School podcast interview 2021
"Design as a method of engagement"

Guest speaker, UW Biomedical Informatics course: Informatics in Healthcare 2020-2022

Guest speaker, UW School of Art, Division of Design Graduate Studio

Guest lecture, UW HCDE Explorations in Human Centered Design 2019

Paper presentation, Designing Interactive Systems (DIS 2016) conference in Brisbane, Australia


Honorable mention on paper published at CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '23)

Parnassus Graduating with Excellence 2016, UW School of Art, Art History & Design

Finalist, Microsoft Design Expo 2015: Inclusive Design

Winner, Sappi Ideas that Matter Competition 2015

Finalist, AIGA Seattle Pour Back Competition 2015

Finalist, Knight Foundation News Challenge 2013

Winner, Games for Change Direct Impact Award 2011