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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. 

Speaking Engagements

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"