Design isn't just about aesthetics, it's about impact. I use design to help chip away at some of the world’s most complex problems. I'm committed to creating a world that is more just and equitable, and I believe the process of incorporating design into services and systems will help us get there.
I serve on AIGA DC's Board of Directors, where I lead the DotGov Design initiative. I also teach interaction and interface design, a core required course, to students enrolled in the Interaction and Information Architecture Master's Degree and Certificate Program at the University of Baltimore.
I am a graduate of the Design for Social Innovation MFA program at the School of Visual Arts. As a student, my work was featured in the New York Times and Fast Company.
Prior to studying design, I worked at the intersection of communications and international development in Afghanistan, producing television and radio campaigns. While overseas, I organized a group of volunteers to launch of the first-ever TEDx event in Afghanistan, which is now run by a group of local Afghan students. I was a Fulbright Scholar in Hong Kong, an Abshire-Inamori Leadership Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and an Entrepreneurship Fellow with the Open Hands Initiative in Jordan.