I love the challenge of a complex problem and the process of envisioning and implementing a plan to address it.
While I'm educated as an engineer, I've found that most problems need more than an engineering solution. My work extends across engineering boundaries and includes physical products, digital experiences, and even the occasional business design.
At the end of the day, I'm motivated by one thing: making people's lives better through design.
I like science and math, but I learn so much more when I get my hands dirty. I am a firm believer in an iterative, human-centered design process. Check out my portfolio to read more about my work and process.
As a graduate researcher at the MIT CADlab, I'm exploring how crowdsourcing can be used to improve organizations' internal product design and development processes. I'm working to understand crowdsourcing's role in early-stage product development and identifying the conditions and resources needed to make crowdsourcing work (or fail). In addition to my research, I spent one year working with GE Global Research designing a web platform to crowdsource vehicle designs for the US military.