from birth till now

1992

Attended Spanish

Immersion School

2006

Pursued engineering at the

University of Minnesota

2009

Co-founded student group

to build wind turbines

Co-founded my first

start-up in India

2011

Pivoted to design school and took first IDEO-taught class

First design concept

considered patentable by P&G

Design highlighted

in FastCompany

2013

Featured in a USA

Network commercial

Led first co-innovation workshop with executives

Product launch led to

+18M Twitter impressions 

2017

Taught first studio design course to undergraduates

i am a designer at the intersection of human needs and technological capabilities.

WORK EXPERIENCE

PLANT GENETICS RESEARCHER

University of Minnesota | 2006 - 2011

ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN

U.S. Dept. of Interior | 2009

DESIGN INSTRUCTOR

Intel Corp. | 2012

INTERACTION DESIGNER

Oracle Health Sciences | 2013

EXPERIENCE DESIGNER

SAP Design | 2013 - 2015

SENIOR EXPERIENCE DESIGNER

SAP Design | 2015 - 2016

ADJUNCT LECTURER

Northwestern University | 2017 - Present

SENIOR DESIGN LEAD

SAP Design | Present

ABILITIES

HUMAN-CENTERED DESIGN

I leverage my human-centered design toolbox to re-frame problems, imagine new possibilities, and rally stakeholders. 

SHAPING DESIGN CULTURE

I have experience driving hiring and new talent development while providing mentorship to junior team members and running programs to build high-performance design teams.

STORYTELLING

I use visual storytelling to connect people with ideas, at a human level. I am a self-made communications designer.

TECHNICAL DESIGN SKILLS

Adobe Creative Suite // Premier Pro // Axure // Keynote For Prototyping // Arduino

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

B.S. Civil Engineering

College of Science and Engineering // Minneapolis // 2011

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

M.S. Engineering Design & Innovation

Segal Design Institute // Evanston // 2012

 

HONORS & AWARDS

ACARA VENTURE COMPETITION WINNER

Acara Institute // 2010

DYSON SCHOLAR

James Dyson Foundation // 2012

KELLOGG INNOVATION NETWORK GLOBAL PRIZE

Kellogg School of Management // 2012

FEATURED IN USA NETWORK COMMERCIAL

USA Network Character With A Cause Initiative // 2013

JAMES DYSON AWARD NATIONAL WINNER

James Dyson Foundation // 2013

CORE 77 AWARD

Core 77 - For Strategy & Research, Service Design // 2017

IDEA AWARD BRONZE

International Design Excellence Awards - For Design Strategy // 2017

* I've also been honored in having my past work featured in FastCompany, Mashable, PSFK, Chicago Sun Times, Motherboard