EDUCATION

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL                                                                                                                                                                     September 2017 - December 2018

  • Master of Science in Engineering Design Innovation (EDI)

University of Washington

Seattle, WA                                                                                                                                                                                       August 2013 - June 2017 

  • Bachelor of Science in Human Centered Design and Engineering (HCDE)
  • Minor in Education, Learning, and Society
  • Activities: UW Society of Women Engineers (2015-2017), Pipeline (2014 - 2017), Dream Project (2015), University of Washington Rowing (2013-2014)

Washington State Dept. of Health Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Kamanga CNA School, Des Moines, WA                                                                                                                                                              2013 - 2017

Governor John R. Rogers High School

Puyallup, WA                                                                                                                                                                                                            2010 – 2013

  • GPA: 3.86 High Honors, Arts and Communication Honor Cord
  • Activities: National Honor Society (2010-2013), RHS Leadership (2010-2013), Rambassadors (2010-2013), Advanced Placement and Honors Courses (2009-2013), Varsity Outdoor Track and Field (2010-2013), South Hill Soccer Club 93 White- Premier I (2009-2012), High School Soccer (2010-2012), Most Valuable Player High School Soccer (2010-2011)

AWARDS  AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Recognition for Community Service

University of Washington, Seattle, WA                                                                                                                                                 Awarded June 2017

  • Awarded by the HCDE department for leading design thinking workshops in the Makah Nation as a founding member of the HCDE Alternative Spring Break program

Capstone Award for Excellence in Design

University of Washington, Seattle WA                                                                                                                                                  Awarded June 2017

  • Received the HCDE Capstone design award for Delphi Social Clubs website, which focused on fulfilling the social needs of autism and autism adjacent young adults
  • Competed for award with Undergraduate and Master’s Capstone students at the HCDE Capstone Showcase 

Dean’s List

University of Washington, Seattle, WA                                                                                                                                                                2015 - 2017

  • Spring 2015, Autumn 2015, Winter 2016, Autumn 2016, Winter 2017, Spring 2017

Varsity Letter in Community Service

United Way of Pierce County, WA                                                                                                                  Awarded Consecutively from 2010 - 2013

  • Awarded for over 500 hours of community service

WIAA Distinguished Scholastic Award

WA Interscholastic Activities Association                                                                                                     Awarded Consecutively from 2009 - 2012

  • Recognized and awarded for being an athlete while maintaining a high academic standard

American Legion Award

Puyallup School District, Puyallup, WA                                                                                                                                                                 June 2009

  • Awarded for demonstrating strong qualities of character and good citizenship as well as scholastic achievements

WORK EXPERIENCE

Information Technology Intern

Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Shawnee, OK                                                                                                                                                     Summer 2015

  • Created high fidelity mockups and conducted user testing for the implementation of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Festival mobile application
  • Launched and promoted the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Festival mobile application
  • Discussed the implementation and design of a new data center utilizing immersive technology and geothermal cooling

Potawatomi Leadership Program Graduate

Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Shawnee, OK                                                                                                                                                     Summer 2014

  • Learned about the government, culture, and economic development of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation
  • Developed leadership skills in a professional setting
  • Conducted interviews, sketched , created low fidelity mockups, and conducted paper prototype testing while creating the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Festival mobile app

Certified Washington State Referee

Washington State Referee Association                                                                                                                           January 2009 – December 2014

  • Member of United States Soccer Federation as a Washington State Certified Referee

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Participatory Design with Children and Researchers

Information School, UW, Seattle, WA                                                                                                                                 Summer 2016 – Summer 2017

  • Interacted as an adult design partner with children in co-design through UW Kid’s Team
  • Worked with different academic researchers and industry representatives on multiple projects involving children and design

University of Washington Ghana Research Exploration

Information School, UW, Ghana, Africa                                                                                                                                                          Summer 2016

  • Conducted interviews and collected field observations regarding information about the communication of children’s malaria health care using technology
  • Traveled throughout urban and rural areas within Ghana while conducting research
  • Explored and celebrated the different Ghanaian cultures, languages, and communities

University of Washington STEM Bridge   

HCDE Department, UW, Seattle, WA                                                                                                                                                               Summer 2013

  • Conducted surveys, interviews, and web research for the revision of the mobile My.UW
  • Sketched and created low fidelity mockups for the revision of the My.UW mobile app
  • Presented research findings to engineering faculty members and peers

VOLUNTEER WORK

Alternative Spring Break Mentor

HCDE & Pipeline Project, University of Washington, Seattle, WA                                                                                                                Winter 2017

  • Worked as a community liaison to help establish a relationship between the HCDE department and the Makah Nation in Neah Bay, WA
  • Led a week-long design-thinking workshop for Neah Bay middle school students
  • Focused on introducing middle school students to a human centered design approach with the goal of increasing student’s interest in engineering

Engineering Discovery Days Volunteer

University of Washington, Seattle WA                                                                                                                                                                Spring 2017

  • Led design thinking and app creation exercises for K-12 students through implementing sketching activities and utilizing the Marvel prototyping tool

Time to Invent Mentor

Society of Women Engineers, University of Washington, Seattle WA                                                                                                           2015 - 2017

  • Focused on encouraging young girls to pursue STEM careers through implementing monthly STEM activities after school with the goal of increasing diversity in STEM fields

“Telling Our Stories” Mentor

Pipeline Project, University of Washington, Seattle WA                                                                                                                                  2015 - 2016

  • Mentored fifth graders in the Makah Nation, empowering them to effectively implement technology so that they could share and explain their stories, cultures, and ideas
  • Constantly communicated with these fifth graders throughout the year, in addition to leading workshops for a week within the Makah Nation on two different occasions

Dream Project Mentor

University of Washington, Seattle, WA                                                                                                                                                                2015 - 2016

  • Traveled weekly to help high school students with post high school plans such as college applications, financial aid, and scholarships
  • Received training to help students be successful in the college enrollment process and accurately complete federal aid forms

Pipeline Mentor

University of Washington, Seattle, WA                                                                                                                                          March 2014 - June 2014

  • Mentored middle school students at a break dancing studio by facilitating tutoring, dancing, and social justice based activities

Camp Counselor

Our Savior Lutheran Church, Warm Beach, WA                                                                                                                                                2011 - 2015

  • Mentored fourth through sixth graders and led sports activities involving 75–100 students

Hospital Volunteer

Good Samaritan Hospital Children's Therapy Unit, Puyallup, WA                                                                                                                2009 - 2013

  • Volunteered every Tuesday working with children with disabilities
  • Job shadowed occupational and speech therapists
  • Contributed to the organization of the feeding therapy group by preparing the setting of each session and recording patient’s behaviors