Skills and Languages :
PHP + SQL
I am a creative technologist hailing from New Jersey and currently residing in Los Angeles, California. At the University of Southern California, I am pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Arts, Technology, and the Business of Innovation with emphases in interactive media and visual and cultural communication. I also have a minor in East Asian Languages and Cultures.
I love design, writing, research, creative coding, and taking interesting photos. If you want to see my images available on Shutterstock, click here!
Having lived in Germany as a child and spent a semester in the United Kingdom studying at the University of Sussex, I am passionate about different global perspectives and bringing people together through good design. I am constantly looking to push boundaries of interdisciplinary innovation, especially with my coursework in interaction design. I am interested in how storytelling, especially in video games, can play a larger impact on society and the global community.
This summer I conducted my own research in Tokyo on, focusing how Japanese society influences the habits and emotional responses of female video game players in Japan. This was done through USC's Global East Asia program, where I partnered with university students at Meiji University. To read more about my experience, check out my blog post about my trip.
My resume can be found here.
MULTIMEDIA DESIGNER | University of Southern California (Sept. 2016 - present)
Developed email campaigns to visually spread information about the team to over 3,600 USC students. Created digital signage, posters, videos, and social media posts to inform USC students, faculty, and visitors of the team’s mission and core values.
C++ TEACHING ASSISTANT | University of Southern California (Jan. 2018 - present)
Assisted the professor of ITP 365, Managing Data in c++, by grading assignments and teaching students. Held weekly office hours and worked directly with approximately 100 students to help increase retention and troubleshoot code.
GAMES STUDIES RESEARCHER | Meiji University + University of Southern California (Apr. 2018 - Jul. 2018)
Conducted an enthographic research project on the social implications surrounding the average female video game players in Japan through in-depth interviews with professionals and target demographic, surveying, and direct observations.
DESIGN STRATEGY CONSULTANT | Adobe (Sept. 2017 - May 2018)
Focused on user research, design thinking, prototyping, and user-centered strategy. Conducted over 40 qualitative interviews with students, teachers, and administratorsto gain insights regarding creative habits and subsequent discontinuation.
BRAND REPRESENTATIVE | Home Box Office (Aug. 2017 - Apr. 2018)
Partnered with local organizations and businesses to plan events in order to increase awareness of HBO’s presence on campus. Increased HBOGo subscriptions on campus by approximately 30% through curated social media posts and campaigns.
GRAPHIC DESIGNER | Daily Trojan (Jan. 2016 - Nov. 2017)
Designed graphics for digital/print articles to create an emotional connection to the content and increase retention. Collected and analyzed data to create infographics to visually support arguments of the columns and establish credibility for the paper.
CO-FOUNDER AND MANAGER | Gama Blue (Feb. 2016 - May. 2016)
Executed event planning, financials, and branding that resulted in almost $2,000 in sales, which were donated to a non-profit, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). Curated and hand-dyed vintage clothing that were sold online and at pop-up events.