I am a strategist and designer, trained in design thinking methodologies with experience in communications and technology in Fortune 500 companies as both a strategist and technologist. Committed to always learning, I am also pursuing my masters in Strategic Design and Management at Parsons at The New School, graduating in May 2018. Born in the heart of Texas with a learned love for Brooklyn, I currently live just north of Chicago.
I am passionate about technology and designing for human experiences. I've found these areas often intersect and solutions allow me to leverage my skills, such as photography, graphic design, and writing. One example came from preparation to attend SXSW Interactive 2016. I wanted to reimagine the way I met people and shared my experience. As a native of the city, I love suggesting local spots to visitors, so I translated this idea into a recommendation experience made up of a webpage, Google map, and new set of business cards — the delight I experienced from recipients of my cards was well worth the effort. Live tweeting my #nerdcation was added fun.
I also believe in making brave choices and exploring life's opportunities. Starting a second chapter to an ongoing passion project, I recently opened my Say Yes Moments blog to include stories from others after sharing my own "say yes moment" of moving to New York this past year. It is rewarding to listen to the paths people take and the moments that matter to them, and then craft them into a story to encourage more to live boldly. It has also encouraged me to continue to step outside of my comfort zone and pursue more of what makes me come alive, such as acting.
In this world, coffee is one of my true loves and I relish it in its purest form. Breakfast is my favorite food, though I am a night owl. I enjoy cooking healthy — we're talking spaghetti squash and kale — but I am also shamelessly proud of my newly learned skill of making corn tortillas for breakfast tacos. You can take the girl out of Texas...
I would love to discuss how I can solve your business challenges, share your "say yes moment" on my blog, or grab a cup of a local roast!