“We become what we behold. We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us”

- Marshall McLuhan


Human beings are natural-born problem solvers. At the same time, the solutions that we conceive and the tools that we make are only meaningful if it adds value to the lives of people. I believe that design is a beautiful intersection of the two.


Our experience affects our behavior, which makes us who we are and the lives we choose. Through my educational journey, I have accumulated skills in crafting both physical and digital experiences. I am currently very excited by the combination of the two.


Our lives are shaped by intention. The world is complex, and its issues are even more so. Design is about embracing that chaos, negotiating the essential problems and formulating a vision. My objectives manifest through physical objects, digital interfaces and tangible interactions.

I am the Head Presidential STEAM Fellow of the Office of Government Relations and External Affairs at RISD. I recently co-organized Art, Design and Manufacturing, a one day conference that brought together policymakers, business leaders, manufacturers, designers and faculty to discuss the the relationship between design and manufacturing.

View the event coverage by Providence Journal.

I am also the Editor-in-Chief of the RISD ID Blog, a student-run group that is made of passionate and driven RISD ID students who are interested in fostering  community spirit and pride within our department and building bridges between us and the outside world.

Check out the RISD ID Blog here.

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