Bio

Lover of: Tomatoes, Roller Coasters, Pantone 021c

I am majoring in Industrial Design at the Rhode Island School of Design / 2018, with a minor in Nature Culture & Sustainability Studies (NCSS). I recently completed a Healthcare Design Tools Advanced Studio, working with Dr. Jason Hack, Professor of Emergency Medicine at Brown Medical School on reimagining tangible pain quality assessment. I am continuing to work with Dr. Hack on advancing the concepts that we created in the studio for commercial application.

I am currently a design intern with Tellart. Previously, I have worked as a designer with Loft LLC / Victaulic Inc / MASS Design Group / Scale Up Labs Predicate Group.I have spent many exciting weekends at hackathons like, MHacks / HackHarvard / Hack@Brown where I meet all types of interesting, creative people. I am the Microsoft Student Partner at RISD, sharing my passion + knowledge of the latest technology innovations with my peers.

I am the student representative for the RISD Industrial Design Department and have been a monitor in the ID Prototyping Lab since my sophomore year. During my time on the RISD and Brown campuses I have been a RISD/Brown Kinder STEAM Fellow, a member of the RISD Rover Team (NASA Human Exploration Rover Design Challenge) and was on the committee that organized and ran the 2016 Better World by Design conference. 

Yo soy Colombiana! I was born in Bogota and raised in Virginia. I am passionate about well crafted objects and experiences, understanding how things work, traveling to interesting places, playing music (piano/guitar), enjoying good food, and spending time with friends. It excites me that I can make anything I can imagine.
 
I think good design is always a collaboration between the designer and the users of the object/experience. I am obsessive about listening to and observing users so that I am always focused on meeting their needs. I value simplicity, intuitive function, elegant craft, and color. I appreciate and respect the materials I use and try to use them responsibly.