Welcome and thank you for visiting my site. I am a design strategist, artist, educator and privileged to hold a BFA Communication Design degree and a MFA Transdisciplinary Design. The objective of my work is to design for liberation through community-based practices by co-developing strategies and tactics that respond to the systemic marginalization of communities. I facilitate processes to develop actionable or future-driven solutions to respond to large-scale issues.
My interests are in the social impact of human welfare, civil rights, and the marginalization of people. Interventions where my work has existed is in natural disasters, social justice, gentrification, and immigration policy to name a few.
In the past I have worked with the National Park Service as a Visual Information Specialist where I impacted over 125 park units through brand strategy, visual storytelling, and public outreach. Most recently, I have become an educator using my creative strengths to navigate between theory and the practical at the intersection of social justice, design, art, and technology. My work has impacted students from 4th grade to graduate level as well as adult immigrant communities.
My teaching has helped inform my facilitation skills for collaborative problem-solving with grassroots organizations to global agencies. Aspects of my work bring fluidity across disciplines, collaborative methods, and creative enthusiasm. Most importantly, I co-create with communities at the forefront of the issue and in spaces where not just one discipline can tackle alone.
My process creates a genuine transformative outcome through artifacts, distribution of knowledge, publication of knowledge, community agency, replication of models, or storytelling. The design of my work is to activate social change.