WHO AM I?
engineering & design
i am both
18 trips // 23 countries // 175,919 miles
Jinotega, Oaxaca, Mbrara, Amristar, Kampala, Rishikesh,
Cork, Agra, Managua, Beijing, Seoul, New Delhi,
Tierra Del Fuego, Santiago, Copenhagen, Xi’an, Stuttgart,
Mexico City, Nairobi, Shanghai, Istanbul, Amsterdam,
Reykjavik, Jinja, Vina Del Mar, Pucon, Puerto Montt,
Oslo, Prague, Dublin, Puno, Trondheim, Punta Arenas
Valparaiso, Harbin, Roorkee, Trieste, Paris,
Puerto Angel, Aalborg, Santo Domingo, Kristiansand,
Grimstad, Smola, Venice, Granada, Istanbul,
Brisbane, Hong Kong, Monterrey, Belfast, Lima
a visual storyteller
THAT WAS ME.
NOW MY WORK AT A GLANCE.
i am a designer at the intersection of human needs and technological capabilities
Co-founded student group
to build wind turbines
Design School @
Segal Design Institute
First design concept
considered patentable by P&G
Lead first co-innovation workshop with executives
Pursued Engineering @
University of Minnesota
start-up in India
My first class taught
by IDEO instructors
Featured in a USA
Redesigned website leads to over 18 Million Twitter impressions upon launch
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY | SEGAL DESIGN INSTITUTE | EVANSTON, IL
M.S. Engineering Design & Innovation
2012 // GPA: 3.96
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA | COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING | MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Bachelor in Civil Engineering
2011 // GPA: 3.23
My gradaute program was grounded in design thinking which I now utilize with our clients to re-frame problems, imagine new possibilities for the future and to rally together stakeholders.
I use visual storytelling to connect people with ideas, at a human level. I am a self-made communications designer and fluent in the Adobe Creative Suite and Axure
I have an engineering background grounded in mechanical design with strong analytical skills. I have experience with CAD, Arduino, and rapid prototyping.
My international project experience has given me a unique lens and an ability to fit problems into context. I have travelled to over 23 countries since 2008.
SENIOR EXPERIENCE DESIGNER | SAP DESIGN & CO-INNOVATION CENTER | CURRENT
At the Design & Co-Innovation Center we are a global design studio that provides end-to-end design and innovation services backed by SAP technologies. I support enterprise wide innovation and product experience design for SAP's largest strategic customers across 25 industries.
EXPERIENCE DESIGNER | SAP DESIGN & CO-INNOVATION CENTER | FALL 2013 - SPRING 2015
INTERACTION DESIGNER | ORACLE HEALTH SCIENCES | 2013
Working at the intersection of design strategy and interaction design for over 50 products and services spanning clinical R&D to care delivery, I created engaging and delightful experiences that provided meaning to products in Oracle's Healthcare & Life Sciences division.
DESIGN INSTRUCTOR | INTEL CORPORATION | SUMMER 2012
As a contract designer for the summer while in graduate school, I taught the human-centered design process and methods to undergraduate engineers interning for Intel’s Ultimate Engineering Experience.
ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN | U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR | 2009
While completing my Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering, I worked for the U.S. Government performing design cost estimation associated with the Real Property Asset Inventory for the National Wildlife Refuge System valued at just under $3 Billion.
GENETICS RESEARCHER | MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF AGRONOMY & PLANT GENETICS | 2006 - 2011
While completing my Bachelors Degree I worked year-round at a transgenic plant laberotory assisting in research and gene mapping of barley and wheat populations - RNA/DNA extraction, PCR Animation, tissue cultures, fieldwork.
JAMES DYSON AWARD NATIONAL WINNER | JAMES DYSON FOUNDATION | 2013
For U.S. National Winner for the design of myWater, a product I created which delivers real-time feedback about household water consumption.
KELLOGG INNOVATION NETWORK GLOBAL PRIZE | KELLOGG SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT | 2012
Our interdisciplinary team attracted over $16K to advance our non-profit venture of mobile pediatric technology in Uganda as finalists for KIN Prize 2012. (Kellogg's $100,000 Action Plan Competition)
ACARA CHALLENGE VENTURE COMPETITION WINNER | ACARA INSTITUTE | 2010
Our social venture BioServ was named the Clean Energy Winner and received funding to launch our venture in India.