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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 2014, 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 let curiosity lead my growth, and found a love for instiling elements of discovery into my design work.

Digital has the ability to create so many diverse, dynamic, and personal experiences, when integrated into the built world. I pursued a Masters in Digital Media, focusing my work on human-computer interaction, Gen Z innovation, and multisensory experiences. In that year, I looked at how archetypal narrative structure can be applied to the interactions we have with the world. I found a passion for storytelling, as a common human thread in both digital and physical design, before landing in the world of theme parks.

Designing for Theme Parks 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, storytelling, 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.