As a humanitarian architect, PhD, and storyteller turned user experience consultant based out of Seattle, I work with clients worldwide to innovate, design, research, and launch services and products on all platforms, both digital and in real life. With passion for data-driven research and working with people to create delightful products and services, I love leading and collaborating with teams on social impact projects that can scale and make the world a better place for all.
Oct 28, 2018 Design Thinking In Action (DTIA), Singapore - “Designing Agile Public Services”
Oct 20, 2018 Housing Symposium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - “Designing Inclusive and Equitable Cities”
Oct 9, 2018 BayCHI, Palo Alto, CA - “Oakland’s Fantasticrats - The Rise of Design Thinking in Local Government”
June 11, 2018 SF Design Week, Oakland, CA - "Designing for Local Government"
May 30, 2018 Ignite Institute, Palo Alto, CA - Ethics in Innovation Panel
May 22, 2018 Bridge SF, San Francisco, CA - City Spotlight: Oakland
April 11, 2018 BBVA Open Innovation, San Francisco, CA - The Irresistibility of Inclusion Panel
April 10, 2018 Guest Lecture, Tech & City, Haas, UC Berkeley, CA - "Government Innovation"
Jan, 30, 2018 Civic Design Lab Public Launch, Oakland, CA - "Civic Design Lab Methodology"
Nov 28, 2017 Google Design Sprint, San Francisco, CA - "Civic Innovation"
Nov 14, 2017 Social Table, Adaptive Path, San Francisco, CA - "Designing Government"
July 10, 2017 The Design + AI Series, Cascade SF, San Francisco, CA - "The UX of Chatbots"
April 25, 2017 Design + Engineering at PyLadies, San Francisco, CA - "UX Research for Social Impact"
Sept 24, 2016 Guest Lecture, The University of Auckland, NZ - "Architecture of Resilience and Mobility"
June 10, 2014 Design Thinking Conference, Google, Mountain View, CA - "Designing for Empathy"