I am a design researcher and engineer at NASA where I support teams to co-design across group boundaries.
After a decade working in hardware development, teaching design, and co-developing impact-driven community initiatives in the U.S., India, and Zambia, I completed a Ph.D. in design at Stanford University. There I was part of the Center for Design Research, Center for Work, Technology & Organization, and Center for African Studies with funding from the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
I am trained in engineering design, learning sciences, and theories from sociology, psychology, critical studies, systems science, and other transdisciplinary thinking. My research involves ethnography, mixed methods, and field experiments in partnership with communities and organizations.
Outside of work, I enjoy riding bikes, making things, and spoken word.