Originally from Chicago, I attended college at Georgetown University as a Chinese language major. Shortly after graduation, I moved to China to serve as a Princeton in Asia fellow.

While in China, I first served as an English teacher at a university in Wuhan and later as a project manager at PlaNet Finance China, the China branch of an international microfinance consultancy.

It was during my time designing financial education tools at PlaNet Finance that I was first exposed to the design process, and its ability to solve problems beyond the aesthetic.

After returning from China, I continued my study of design, which led me first to a UX design position at Morningstar and to eventually heading up the design team at the Chicago-based fintech startup, Avant.

I'm interested in bringing the human-centered design process to industries not traditionally affiliated with design, and using data to inform and validate design decisions. I'm experienced with HTML and CSS, and familiar with Javascript and SQL.

For anything design related, please feel free to contact me via LinkedIn.