Learner | Educator | Collaborator | Creator | Researcher
I am a product designer who strives to use human centered design strategies to advocate for users and improve organizational change. I lead with empathy, and design with advocacy to create holistic products. I use my research skills to generate dynamic solutions for the entire service vs just the product on it's own.
I was born in Los Angeles, CA to a mixed heritage family. I am first generation college student and first in my family to graduate with my Master’s degree. I found myself in a career in Education in order to design better systems for first generation college students. I was able to design curriculums, trainings and experiences that positively influenced students college experience at several Universities by taking a service design approach to solve systemic issues in Higher Education. For the past 3 years, I have served as a product designer at Moneythink, where I serve as the only designer. I lead design and research for two web based apps and one API that help demystify the complex process of applying to college for first-generation college students. My team's products advocate for populations that often go unheard.
My purpose in life is to always learn more. I am currently taking a ceramics class in my free time.
I reside in beautiful Oakland, CA where I enjoy hiking, reading, photography and drinking all the coffee.
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