CV

CURRENTLY

Civic Design Lead
Baltimore Mayor’s Office of Innovation
Nov 2017 - present


PREVIOUSLY

Foster America Fellow
Foster America/Allegheny County Department of Human Services
Oct 2016 - Nov 2017

Presidential Innovation Fellow
White House Presidential Innovation Fellows
Sept 2015 - Oct 2016

Design Researcher
Johns Hopkins Medicine
May 2015 - Sept 2015

Assistant Director of Creative & Client Services
University of Rochester, Department of Advancement
Oct 2013 - Aug 2014

Freelance Art Director & Designer
Clients include: Truth Collective, Makeway (formerly We Make Nice Websites), A&G (formerly Neiman),
Fuego Coffee Roasters, Rochester Cocktail Revival, Java’s Cafe
June 2013 - Oct 2013

Creative Director
Minerva Design
Sept 2011 - June 2013

Freelance Art Director & Designer
Clients include: Minerva Design, Brownstein Group, Partners & Napier
June 2011 - Sept 2011

Art Director & Writer
Brownstein Group
Apr 2008 - June 2011
*2010 employee of the year

Designer & Writer
One Trick Pony
Jan 2006 - Apr 2008


TEACHING & VOLUNTEER

Volunteer Strategist & Designer
Community partners include: Tench Tilghman Elementary/Middle School, Willow Domestic Violence Center
June 2014 - present

Band Art Workshop Leader, Volunteer Creative Director, Board Member
Girls Rock! Rochester
May 2012 - Aug 2016

Graduate Teaching Assistant
Maryland Institute College of Art, Center for Social Design
Aug 2014 - Feb 2015

Adjunct Professor
Rochester Institute of Technology, School of Design
Fall 2011 - Winter 2013


EDUCATION & TRAINING

Design Leadership
Cooper Professional Education
Dec 2018

Managing to Change the World
The Management Center
June 2017

Master’s of Arts, Social Design
Maryland Institute College of Art
May 2015
*Fred Lazarus Leadership for Social Change Award
*Graphic Design USA Student to Watch 2015

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design
Rochester Institute of Technology
May 2005


FACILITATION & SPEAKING

2018 Baltimore Service Jam Speaker

Crash Course on Design Thinking Facilitator
2017 Nonprofit Technology Conference

2017 Silicon Valley Foster Care Summit Facilitator

Innovation in Child Welfare Panel Speaker
2016 National Conference on Child Abuse & Neglect

2016 White House Foster Care Hackathon Team Lead

Innovation in Government Panel Speaker
2015 James Madison University Innovation Summit

2015 MICA Board of Trustees Workshop Facilitator

2015 MICA Alumni Council Workshop Facilitator

2015 Ashoka U Innovation in Higher Education Workshop Facilitator

2015 Trauma Sensitive Schools Workshop Facilitator
MICA Thesis Research

2014 Grade Level Reading Workshop Facilitator
Baltimore Campaign for Grade Level Reading