Let's go back to 2014, where I found a passion for using design to help people thrive.
Fresh out of design school, I started my career immersing myself in sustainability and community design with a local boutique firm. 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 participation and empowerment cemented my foundational beliefs in in human-centered design.
That's when I turned to designing for curiosity and joy, as I gained a growing interest in digital.
With an interest in digital as a dynamic and transformative element of how we experienced cities and spaces, I pursued a Masters in Digital Media, focusing my work on human-computer interaction, Gen Z engagement and innovation, and inter-sensory design. In that year of research, I found a passion for storytelling, as a common human thread in design, before landing in the world of theme parks.