I am a designer, university administrator and product developer. I oversee user experience (UI/UX), design, studio, photography and art history classes for UCLA Extension, in addition to teaching in the area of design. My training is as a graphic designer, (B.A., M.F.A. Design | Media Arts at UCLA) and I do identity work for a variety of non-profits, mainly in branding, advertising, and now user experience and social networking.
Campus roles at UCLA include curating TEDxUCLA, and working with UCLA's Volunteer Center
I am focused this year on the next TEDxUCLA, DIY/Arduino, FabLabs, User Experience, and building curriculum in the fields I oversee.
TED2014, TED2012, TED2011, TED2010, TED2009, TED2004
Areas of Expertise
Design, User Experience Design, University administration, Media strategies
I'm passionate about
innovation, diy, start ups, Ideas, Positive people and actions, openness, volunteerism, TEDx events
Talk to me about
User Experience, DIY, TEDxUCLA, Innovation, Design, Start-ups, Education, Art, Art History, Photography, Teaching for UCLA Extension
My TED story
I've been part of TED since 2000, now organizing the third TEDxUCLA