Born and raised in New York City, I've always been drawn to physical spaces and their effect on the human spirit. After graduating from the University of Virginia with a degree in English and Spanish, I decided to pursue my Master's in Interior Design at Pratt Institute. During grad school, I grew comfortable using digital design tools to create diagrams, renderings and presentations. Upon finishing the program, I dabbled in the furniture world for a bit before switching gears yet again.
Eager to work in a digital medium, I left my job in furniture to join Kargo as an intern, when it was a small but ambitious ad tech startup. In the years that followed, I learned how to design a new type of user experience—trading up square feet for pixels, and floor plans for wireframes. After five transformative years at Kargo, I set out to turn my side hustle into my full-time job.
As the Head of Product (and sole designer) at Stareable, I was responsible for everything from setting the roadmap and defining features, to user testing and UI/UX design. I was 1/4 of a small but mighty team, on a mission to democratize storytelling by giving web series creators the tools they need to succeed. I’m incredibly proud that our side hustle evolved into a real company with real products and, above all, a real community.
I’m currently freelancing and consulting for small, mission-driven organizations that I admire. Now more than ever, I feel the need to contribute something meaningful to society and I believe design is one of the most effective tools for change.
In my spare time, I enjoy reading books (Libby is my BFF), eating pasta (I could subsist on Annie’s Mac & Cheese, but also love LaRina in Brooklyn), tidying up KonMari-style, making lists (both analog and digital), admiring architecture and interiors, and exploring my ever-changing city and all that it entails. My dream is to write and illustrate a children’s book series.