Work
Experience

01.2021 - Present

Product Designer

TKULA

In this role, I've developed a therapeutic device from concept to manufacture for a startup. Beginning with a rough prototype, I have streamlined the multi-purpose device through multiple iterations, undergoing user testing and developing CMF specs for the final product. I contributed detailed schematics to apply for a utility patent.

02.2019 - Present

Houston Anytime Manager

Tide Cleaners

Throughout Houston, Tide Cleaners operates contactless dry cleaning lockers in apartment buildings and corporate campuses. My role is to ensure quality of service, coordinate installations, and maintain relationships with developers. During the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, I expanded my role to include selling surplus lockers, generating over $11K in additional funds.

03.2019 - Present

Founder/Designer

dext

An abbreviation of "dynamic extension," the product began in a medical design studio at UH. I interviewed and shadowed Occupational Therapists at Quentin Mease Hospital to develop a therapeutic device that encourages independence in practice, thus speeding recovery for patients who experience post-stroke upper limb spasticity. The device was applied to several pitch competitions and developed into a business plan in UH's RED Labs accelerator.

Education

2018 - 2020

University of Houston

MSc Industrial Design

2012 - 2015

Cornell University

BSc Fiber Science & Apparel Design

Skills
& Expertise

SolidWorks, Keyshot

Adobe Creative Suite |

Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, After Effects, XD

Unity | C#

Microsoft Office Suite | Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Optitex

PSPP

 

ASTM Research & Material Testing

LEED, Energy Star

Affiliations

& Awards

Student Center Sustainability Committee

Alumni Board Member

Pitch Madness

2020 - Finalist | 2021 - Judge

Battle of the Classes Pitch Competition

Finalist

Gulf Coast Green Student Competition

2018 - 1st Place Winner | 2019 - Volunteer

IDesign Week

Presenter

Student Industrial Design Society of America

Student Member

UH LGBTQ Resource Center Pride Scholarship

2020 Recipient

Interests 

Precious Plastic UH

Precious Plastic is a worldwide network of eco-conscious individuals dedicated to using plastic responsibly. The UH chapter was co-founded by student members with the mission to democratize recycling machinery and close the loop on wasted resources. We invite students from all backgrounds to upcycle plastic with hands-on workshops and collaborations.

Beyond the physical products of this club, we have started a very important conversation by engaging students with memorable information about plastics and solutions to prevent pollution.

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Studio Work

This is a collection of relevant items that showcase my creative process, aesthetic tendencies, and technical skills.

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