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.”


2017-19, 2010-12 Peace Over Violence
Los Angeles
Design Direction, Project Management, Photography

2016-18 RCD/LA
Los Angeles
Design Research

2016 The American Red Cross
Los Angeles

2015 5D Global Studio @ Wondros
Los Angeles
Design Research

2010 MSF/Doctors Without Borders
New York
Communications Intern

Los Angeles
Co-founder, designer, performer

2008 Daily Bruin
Los Angeles
University of California Los Angeles


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

Research Specializations

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