I design products & user experiences.

Resume

I'm currently pursuing a master's degree at Carnegie Mellon. I will graduate in July 2018.

Work Experience

Design Consultant | Zazzle
Jan ‘18 - present

Created a research plan to understand the motivations and behaviors of creative people, both amateurs and professionals ▪ Currently prototyping ideas for a new product to encourage creative habits.

Product Design Lead | California Academy of Sciences
Jun ‘16 - Jun ‘17

Launched the Academy’s first online learning program as the design lead of a 5-person team ▪ Led professional development workshops for our network of educators ▪ Helped grow the customer base to 1,500+ youth and 500+ educators in 15 states.

Curriculum Designer | IXL Learning
Aug ‘14 - Jun ‘16

Designed IXL’s science product as part of the content team ▪ Drove product updates, such as new grading algorithms and interactives, for IXL Science ▪ Built a product serving 1M+ customers and generating $1.2M+ in revenue in its first year.

Program Coordinator | New Scientist Program
Sep ‘13 - May ‘14

Led the mentorship program as the lead of an 8-person team ▪ Recruited new mentors and drove weekly meetings ▪ Provided mentorship and support to 100 undergrads.

Education

Carnegie Mellon | Aug ‘18

Master of Human-Computer Interaction (expected)
GPA: 4.2

Brown | May ‘14

Bachelor of Arts, Geology-Biology
GPA: 4.0

Awards

Finalist, Student Design Challenge
Interaction Design Association | ‘18

Recipient, Royce Fellowship
Brown University | '13

Skills

Process

generative user research, low/med/high-fi prototyping, information architecture, interaction & motion design, visual design, user testing, productization

Tools

Balsamiq, Adobe CC, Sketch, InVision, Marvel, Framer, Unity

Programming

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Java, C#

About

I'm a work in progress. Chances are, so are you. Let's talk.

  • 2002

    Kolkata, India

    I began breeding budgerigars on my terrace. My first AOL name was birdmaniac222.

  • 2010

    Providence, Rhode Island

    I moved to the U.S. for college. At Brown University, I learned to be comfortable with uncertainty.

  • 2012

    Hoedspruit, South Africa

    I spent a summer leading wildlife safaris in the Kruger. Upon my return, I wrote a book.

  • 2013

    Providence, Rhode Island

    I won the Royce Fellowship for science communication. My work was featured in NYT Science.

  • 2014

    San Mateo, California

    I helped build and launch IXL Science, which now has over one million users.

  • 2016

    San Francisco, California

    I built an online platform to expand the Cal Academy's educator network a hundredfold.

  • 2017

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Last year, I began a masters program in human-computer interaction at Carnegie Mellon.

  • 2018

    Lyon, France

    My team placed second in the Student Design Challenge at IxDA 2018. Check out our idea here.

Writing

I write to persuade, enlighten, and delight.