I am a creative strategist at IDEO, on a mission to design for the public good. I work on systems-level challenges with optimism and an obsession for equity. I'm also a proud North Carolinian keen on amplifying the progressive South.


~ This site is under construction ~

In the meantime, here’s what I’ve been up to…

Founding a new digital service for a small town library that facilitates learning by elevating community expertise. It’s an initiative born out of Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s office. Currently in development, look for it to launch in South Bend, Indiana in 2020.

Creating an Accelerator Program grounded in human-centered design in order to transform National Science Foundation-funded academic research into useful, desirable tools for Americans. 

Redesigning how I date to be based on intuition-led referrals from friends, rather than shoddy app algorithms. I’m just getting started, but you can follow my reflections on Instagram.

After a transformative vacation experiencing life as a paleontologist digging for dinosaur fossils, I’m reimagining vacations as an opportunity to walk in someone else’s shoes rather than a list of restaurants, landmarks, and cultural sites to work through. Do you have an idea of what “experiential” trip I could take next? Email me, I’d love to hear from you.