In 2012, I received my PhD from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley, with a Designated Emphasis in New Media and minors in Qualitative Research Methods and Management of Technology. I’ve taught at UC Berkeley and am now an Adjunct Professor at the California College of the Arts (CCA). As a member of the Berkeley Institute of Design, an interdisciplinary design research lab, I investigated the human-centered design process, its methods, and models. I also conduct research in design communication and design team management and conflict resolution. In support of my research, I have spearheaded the development of The DesignExchange, a site for the discussion and development of design research methods within the design community of practice.
I have been known to ride my bike to fight AIDS, and have been a culinary apprentice at the Kitchen on Fire in Berkeley since October 2011. I also love to dance, and was a member of Salsamania’s amateur performance team for a short time.
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