who I am
I was raised in Lake Forest, IL, and I graduated Summa cum Laude from Northwestern University with a BS in Manufacturing and Design Engineering. Outside of work, I love playing rugby, going backpacking, and getting a quick boulder in at my local rock climbing gym.
For the past five years, I've also volunteered at Camp Hope, a summer camp for adults with developmental disabilities. I love this place, and it always keeps me coming back for more. This experience also sparked my passion for product development.
why I design
I grew up side-by-side with my cousin Alex, who has autism. As we got older, I'd hear about his difficulties making friends at school, and I always felt unable to help him.
All of that changed at camp, where I saw the power of adaptive technology. There, the campers' devices like wheelchairs and communication tablets enabled the them to live fuller lives and form meaningful connections with all around them.
After seeing the impact of these products, I realized that design can improve any person's life, from those looking for a better potato peeler to Alex looking for a better job.
Because of this, I pursued a career in product design & development to help others overcome whatever obstacles they face with delightful solutions.