Undergraduate student at UC Berkeley working towards a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (basically means I'm designing my own major). My research program, entitled “Globalization, Technology and Culture,” will engage with topics of global marketing, cultural aspects of advertising and the development/use of technology in different cultures. I will be critically analyzing the ways in which technology shape different cultures (how new technological innovations are embraced or rejected) and the power of language and aesthetics in communicating to a global audience. That being said, I am not defined solely by my academic or career goals. When I'm not working or studying I am watching films (from documentaries to romantic comedies), doodling on coffee cups, playing the ukulele or spending time with friends and family. This website is meant to act as a personal portfolio to showcase my projects and skills but it is also a way to share my passions with others.
Student Technology Council
Discussing at board meetings the student technology needs and addressing issues such as web application adoption and student technology fees. Planning and overseeing events such as web application competitions and acting as advisor to the Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice Chancellor for Information Technology.
Content Management Intern
Reviewing OCIO and IST websites for broken links and misspellings using the Siteimprove tool and working with unit managers to revise outdated content. In addition, writing articles about IT services, success stories and employee features.
Berkeley Evaluation and Assessment Research Center
Software QA and Documentation Engineering Intern
Execute use cases on software used for research on education and reporting software defects to ensure the quality and performance of software. Also designing an organizational structure and framework for all documents and files.
Democratic Education at Cal Board of Directors
Fundraising Director, Secretary
Planning and executing fundraisers for the DeCal Program at UC Berkeley. Working collaboratively with other members on the board of directors to ensure the success of the program. Overseeing productivity and efficiency of the Board of Directors, including sending out meeting minutes, providing training to interns and working closely with all board members
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Logo Design for DiRT
Designed a logo for the Digital Research Tools Directory. Presented a design concept and then coordinated with the DiRT Board of Directors, receiving feedback and making suggested edits.
Free Speech Movement Digital Archives Hackathon (HackFSM)
First place winner at the HackFSM hackathon organized by the UC Berkeley Digital Humanities department. Developed use cases for the digital archives, worked on the UI/UX and overall design of the website and presented the final project to the public.
Student Technology Fee Referendum
Initiated and promoted the implementation of a student technology fee that provides students with software licenses and funds innovative student technology projects. Fee was successfully passed during the 2014 ASUC elections.
Fluor Foundation Scholarship
Awards are made on the basis of academic merit and potential to succeed. They are granted on basis of students’ academic records, school and community activities, work experience, career and education aspirations and goals and an outside appraisal
UC Berkeley Leadership Award
The Leadership Award is a one-year, merit-based scholarship that recognizes Cal students who demonstrate innovative, motivational leadership impacting their academic, work, or community environments.
Free the Children Youth in Action Group
October 2010 – June 2012
Co-founded and led the Free the Children club in high school, leading weekly meetings and organizing fundraisers for the construction of a school in Sierra Leone.
Torchbearer for Vancouver 2010 Olympics
Participated in the Vancouver 2010 Torch Relay preceding the start of the Winter Games.
Hobbies | Interests
Music is a huge part of my life, whether it's creating the perfect playlist on Spotify or SoundCloud or uploading YouTube videos of myself singing and playing the ukulele. SoundCloud YouTube
Photography is something I partake in on a daily basis. I'm always attempting to capture emotions and life on camera or simply documenting the amazing adventures I have. Instagram VSCO Grid Flickr
What started out as procrastinating by doodling on an empty coffee cup has turned into an art project, taking an ordinary object and turning it into an art piece. Tumblr Facebook Page
Well, it's not the most common hobby. Here are a few of my designs:
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