Presentations, Publication & Awards


2018 Sappi Global “Ideas That Matter” Grant Winner
Grant writer; Sexual Harassment Prevention Initiative with designer Omar N. López.

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: “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


2017-20, 2010-12 Peace Over Violence
Los Angeles
peaceoverviolence.org
Design Direction, Creative Direction, Project Management, Photography

2016-18 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
Pasadena, CA
Kampala, Uganda

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



Research Specializations


Interdisciplinary design
Violence against women
Sexual assault
Domestic violence
Nonprofit marketing
Humanitarian aid