about  me

“Design creates stories, and stories create memorable experiences, and great experiences have this innate ability to change the way in which we view our world.” — Christian Saylor

Though my background is in architecture, I’ve realized that I'm                         fascinated in all forms of design centered around user experiences.                I love how physical environments, digital tools, or virtual worlds                       have the ability impact someone’s perception and                                     experience. Currently I'm focused on acquiring more                                 experience creating engaging digital and physical                                    spaces that positively impact everyday people.                                        I'd love to be a part any team that actively creates                                   good in the world with a specific focus on                                             technological experimentation to create                                                 innovative solutions. 

                         After the summer of 2019, I will have graduated                                    from Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelors

                      of Architecture and minors in Human-Computer

                     Interaction, Media Design, and Physical Computing.

                                                                               As far as personal interests in HCI, I'm really interested in                                                                               the effects of social computing, how technology impacts                                                                                  (hopefully for the better) people's lives, and how design can positively                                                             influence human experience with technology. Anything that works towards a social                              good (such as aiding people with disabilities and influencing people's perceptions) gets me excited.          I'm in the process of learning how I personally can positively impact the world - physical or digital - around me.

In my free time I enjoy burrowing myself into a corner with    a good book, traveling, exploring different cultures, cooking, watching unhealthy amounts of educational Youtube videos, and fueling my passion for electronic dance music.

Feel free to contact me if you have any particular questions or even just to spark a conversation! The easiest way to reach me is through email at





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