About Me

I love to make things and make things happen. I bring empathy, data and research insights into products to align space, culture and brand. I build and lead innovative teams that thrive on curiosity and change. I’m action oriented, scrappy and resourceful and have built new innovation and insight practices from scratch and scaled those across global organizations.

I’ve worked with both Fortune 100 companies and fast growing start- ups spanning tech, finance, media and creative sectors. Whether improving one meeting or a global guidelines, my passion is challenging status quo, bringing strategy to life and helping businesses thrive. I am an expert facilitator, communicator, and educator, frequently writing and speaking on design research and the future of work.

My super power is visual thinking. If you are talking it, I’m drawing it.

I earned my masters in architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and my bachelor of arts in architecture from Washington University in St Louis, Missouri

FACILITATION & TEACHING:

I have extensive experience teaching, leading workshops, design sprints and hackathons. I develop curricula for students and executives, designers and non-designers, with a special interest in getting people to work outside their own discipline, skill set, and/or comfort zone. Elements such as design thinking, body-storming, and service design thinking introduce new frameworks for innovation and collaboration. Students get comfortable with thinking visually, and learn a broad spectrum of problem framing, synthesis, communication, and storytelling techniques to help make ideas tangible and bring awareness to relevant issues and topics. 

EXPERTISE:

Workplace Strategy & Business Development

Product Research and Innovation

Design Thinking and Workplace Facilitation

Presentation and Communication Design

Project and Team Management

Teaching & Curriculum Development