PRESENTATIONS, PUBLICATIONS & AWARDS

2015 University of Southern California
Guest presenter; USC World Building Media Lab: “Building Future Worlds: A Methodology.”

2015 Art Center College of Design
Guest presenter; People Knowing: “Research, Design and World Building.”

2015 Participatory Digital and Visual Research in Action
Chapter co-author: “Caminemos Juntos: Collaboration, Ethnography and Design in Northeast Los Angeles.” Left Coast Press. Link.

2014 Art Center College of Design
Guest presenter; The Nike Girl Effect Design Studio: A Designmatters TDS hosted by Product Design A global challenge in partnership with the Nike Foundation: “MAKE/ Kit: The Economics of Women’s Empowerment.”

2014 Society for Applied Anthropology
Presenter; SfAA Annual Conference - “Technology, Design, and New Media in Ethnographic Engagement.”

2013 Art Center College of Design
MFA Scholarship; 4 terms.

2010 Public Relations Society of America
Winner; PRism Award: Non-profit Campaign, “Denim Day in LA & USA.”

EXPERIENCE

2017, 2010-12 Peace Over Violence
Los Angeles
peaceoverviolence.org
Design Direction & Project Management

2016 RCD/LA
Los Angeles
researchcentereddesign.com
Design Research

2016 The American Red Cross
Los Angeles
redcross.org
Marketing

2015 5D Global Studio @ Wondros
Los Angeles
wondros.com/5d
Design Research

2010 MSF/Doctors Without Borders
New York
doctorswithoutborders.org
Communications Intern

2009 COLLABO
Los Angeles
collabo.nicecombo.com
Co-founder, designer, performer

2008 Daily Bruin
Los Angeles
University of California Los Angeles
Photographer

EDUCATION

2014 Art Center College of Design
MFA, Media Design Practices/Field
Pasadena, CA
Kampala, Uganda

2008 University of California Los Angeles
BA, Design | Media Arts
Los Angeles, CA