Growing up, I loved guides: microwave manuals, conference agendas, orientation handouts. I was innately fascinated by how things worked and how services defined their work. "But user manuals are dry!"
Yes, and I dreamt of how I would tell the story better.
Then I found the arts. Hardwired curiosity took structure in guides designed across the senses and I fell in love with deadline-driven, audience-centric deliverables. I built multi-dimensional manuals, led teams, and mounted professional theatre productions that tug at audience minds.
Emboldened by storytelling and systems design, I stepped off the stage and into innovation strategy. These days I research and ideate to discover how folks' innate needs manifest into compelling and relevant solutions.
And yes, I still read user manuals - but now I make them too.
// Victory at the Vatican Hackathon!
I was selected to represent Georgetown University for VHacks, the Vatican's inaugural three-day event inviting students from around the world to “use technological innovation to overcome social barriers and embrace common values.” Our team worked tirelessly for 36 hours to create something we were proud of, and fortunate enough to win! Our product, Credit/Ability, tailors a 'credibility' score based on refugee employment/expenditure/savings history and connects them with 3rd party lease guarantors to derisk lease provisions for landlords. The team is currently fortifying infrastructure and working with partners to build out the prototype. You can read more about the project here, and about the hackathon here!
// Georgetown Women's Alliance Fellowship
I am proud to serve as an Inaugural Fellow on the Georgetown Women's Alliance, an organization that brings together individuals and groups who share a commitment to fostering an environment in which women learn, grow, and thrive. I don't believe leadership can be taught, but it sure can be modeled and supported, and Georgetown University has stoked that fire in me as an eighteen year old freshman, a precocious young alum, and now a graduate student. I'm excited to continue the work of "men and women for others," in a time when we so deeply need it. As a fellow on both the strategy and communications committees, I am working with key mentors to map out the future of the GWA, and build collateral that conveys current impact. For more, read here!
“I’m not a jack of all trades; I’m a master of many. I don’t feel there is anything I can’t do if I want to.” – Evel Knievel