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All stories have a beginning, a middle, and an end
—but for a storyteller, they unfold in infinitely everchanging ways.
Here's how my narrative continues to unfold.

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Let's go back to 2013, where I found a passion for using design to help people thrive.

Fresh out of school, I started my career immersing myself in community-focused design with a boutique agency. I had the opportunity to facilitate youth-engagement workshops with the East Scarborough Storefront—an adaptive re-use community hub designed in part by the neighbourhood residents and kids.

Seeing the impact of participatory design cemented my foundational beliefs in human-centered design.

I found a joy for instiling elements of discovery in my work, and rewarding curiosity through design.

I love that digital has a unique ability to prompt diverse and dynamic experiences in our day-to-day lives, especially when integrated into the built world. I pursued a Masters in Digital Media, focusing my work on human-computer interaction, kid-centered design, and multisensory experiences. I started to use a lens of storytelling—studying how narratives can impact the process and products of design as a universal language. Naturally, this landed me into the world of theme parks.

Theme Park Design taught me about the value of 'hero-centered design'.

Designing attractions (and literal fantasy worlds) showed me how heroic transformations can happen when you empower your end-user in play and imagination—design elements I think are highly transferrable to our everyday life. Today, I continue to think with a hero-centered mindset, in my current role at Gensler, exploring how to apply this to the architecture we experience everyday.