Originally from the Berkeley area, I was involved in local sustainability efforts before moving to Montréal to study at McGill University (BA Anthropology, Environment minor).
After graduating, I managed the Students' Society's building and hundreds of student clubs and services as McGill's VP Clubs & Services before moving back home to the Bay Area, where I soon realized I needed to learn about tech to make a home here.
I attended all the tech events I could find, including my first hackathon, where I pitched a concept and led a world-class team to win the event.
This crash course in entrepreneurship led me to the world of UX research and design, and I've now owned end-to-end full-stack product design processes at fast-growing early-stage startups as well as Fortune 500 innovation labs.
Seeking more involvement in product strategy, visioning and roadmapping than I'd found in pure UI Design roles, I attended California College of the Arts' innovative MBA program, which emphasizes design strategy and technology innovation, and grew into more formal product management roles. I've also completed Product Management and Agile Project Management coursework from UC Berkeley Extension and Stanford Executive Education.
I'm most excited now about making an impact as a strategic, "full-stack" user-centered product designer or product manager depending on how the role is set up — or ideally getting to do some of both at a small team/growing startup.
- Software Product Manager | SunPower, 2020 - current
- Board of Directors | 350 Bay Area Action, 2021 - current
- Mobilizing Team, Volunteer | 350 Bay Area, 2020 - current
- Policy Researcher & Advocate | The Climate Reality Leadership Project - Bay Area Chapter, 2020 - current
- Arts & Culture Commissioner | City of El Cerrito, 2018 - current; Chair as of 2020
- Product Manager, AndGo | Goodyear Future-of-Mobility Innovation Lab, 2018-2020
- Alumni Organizer | California College of the Arts DMBA Community, 2018-2019
- Co-Director, Graduate Student Alliance | California College of the Arts, 2017
- #IamRemarkable Facilitator | Google's #IamRemarkable initiative, 2019
- Program Designer, 2015 Volunteer of the Year | Peninsula Roller Girls, 2014-2016
- Board of Directors | CKUT Radio Montréal, 2012-2013
- Vice President, Clubs & Services | Students' Society of McGill University, 2012-2013
- Organizer, Researcher | Independent Student Inquiry, 2011-2012
- Nominee, STEP Ahead Awards | Manufacturing Institute, 2020
- Conference Presenter | Traction Conference, 2020
- Winning Team | American Heart Association Hackathon San Francisco, 2018
- Lead Designer - Top Prize: Most Polished App | Stanford Treehacks Hackathon, 2017
- Co-Director, Graduate Students' Alliance | California College of the Arts, 2017
- Graduate Merit Scholar & CCA Scholarship Awards | California College of the Arts, 2016-2018
- First Place Team | HackSF, 2014
- Team Lead - First Place and Popular Vote Winner | Startup Weekend San Francisco, 2013
- Intern Scholarship Award | CUE Research Group, 2011
- M.B.A., Design Strategy | California College of the Arts, 2018
- B.A. Honours, Anthropology, Environment minor | McGill University (Montréal), 2012, as well as coursework at Universiteit Leiden (Netherlands) and UNAM/Autonomous University of Social Movements (Chiapas)
- Applied Foresight Activator | Kedge - The Futures School, current
- Energy Innovation and Emerging Technologies Certificate | Stanford, 2020
- Graduate Certificate in Transportation and Land Use Planning | San Jose State University, May 2021 (in progress)
- Fellow | Clean Energy Leadership Institute (San Francisco), 2020
- Climate Reality Leader | The Climate Reality Leadership Project, 2020
- StartingBloc Fellow | StartingBloc Los Angeles, 2020
- Agile Project Management: Facilitating a Product Development Team with Scrum | Stanford Executive Education, 2018
- Managing Product and Go-to-Market Strategies | UC Berkeley Executive Education, 2018
- Member "Ignite" Talk | The Long Now - San Francisco, 2020
- Lightning Talk | Women Talk Design - San Francisco, 2019
- Conference Presenter | Traction Summit - San Jose, 2019
- Conference Presenter | QPIRG McGill-Concordia Study in Action Undergraduate Research Conference - Montreal, 2012