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👋🏼 Hi there!

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I'm a self-taught designer with a variety of experiences ranging from running my own small business, being a freelance designer, working at a large tech company, and being the first designer at a fast-growing startup. The amalgamation of my work makes me a strong generalist with a holistic approach to design strategy and implementation.

Nowadays, I've been finding purpose in working on problems that equalize access to healthcare, education, and social mobility opportunities for underserved communities. Outside of my day-to-day work, I mentor junior designers for Amazing Design People List and facilitate workshops introducing product design concepts to high school and college students.

🛠 Speaking engagements and workshops

  • "Framework for Writing UX Research Briefs" at Bayview YMCA Tech + Design Program
  • "Design: What Happens Before Coding Starts" at Hacker Fund Compton STEM Camp
  • "Intro to Product Design & Figma" workshop at Venture@USC
  • "Finding your Fit" at California College of the Arts
  • "Innovating at Intuit" at California College of the Arts
  • First Generation Student Alumni Panel at UCLA