I'm a designer striving to make a difference. I currently work in the creative department at WGBH — producer of 1/3 of PBS programming. I've honed my layout skills at an award-winning design studio and designed successful promotional materials and website rebrands at a global agency, but it's my activism and passion for the world around me that truly motivates me. Applying design thinking to the world's biggest challenges is my ultimate goal.
I believe that design can change the world. It has the ability to make audiences aware of what they once ignored, amplify the voices of those who aren't being heard, and change every day experiences for the better. I'm interested in the design process and how inspiration, research, ideation, interaction, and insight come together to solve a problem or discover a better problem to solve. I love the challenge of writing code and the elation that comes with successfully troubleshooting an issue or learning a new language.
I grew up in the historic whaling city of New Bedford, MA in one of many Portuguese households where I learned the value of hard work, the importance of cultural diversity and equality, and the importance of protecting our natural resources. I received my BFA in Graphic Design at MassArt where I fell in love with Boston, was heavily involved in student leadership, and learned from the best. A lifelong learner and adventurer, there is so much I look forward to learning and places I daydream of exploring.
I live in East Boston, MA with my husband, Matt, and our hedgehog, Penelope Josephine.