In 2017, I graduated from a small liberal arts college called Haverford College. While at Haverford, I studied History and Neuroscience. Across these disciplines, I was interested in the study of perception, experience, and models for interpreting meaning. In my undergrad thesis, I explored how the emergence of the computer and cybernetics - the study of communication and control- shaped theories of perception and cognition, and in turn, tactics of management. To examine this process, I studied how the practice of “design” evolved over the American Century, and in particular, the emergence of the "interface" and "data visualizations" as a central design problem. Unwittingly, this course of study led me into the professional world of design, where I have designed interfaces, data visualizations, and experiences for Higher Ed institutions, Federal agencies, and tech startups.
When I’m not working, I’m "working". I like developing my skills in data science, 3D modeling, and more traditional industrial design. When I'm not developing new skills, I like explore those aforementioned wider and deeper questions, mostly through design fiction, film, and literary deep mapping and research of spaces and objects. Some works integral to these experiments and musings are Bluets by Maggie Nelson, Underlands by Robert McFarlane, Learning From Las Vegas + Complexity and Contradiction, and Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino.