Social Impact Designer, Engagement Strategist, Educator
Hey there! I am a design researcher and educator based out of Baltimore, Maryland. My interest include modernizing civic engagement, homesteading and design. I work to make cities function better for people. Currently, I teach in the M.A. Design Leadership program at the Maryland Institute College of Art and operate boomco, an engagement design consultancy. I have a breadth of experience working with mission-driven organizations on scaling change from within neighborhoods to a national level.
Connect to real world partners, letting audiences speak for themselves without seeking a sole representative voice.
Understand historical context, social systems, and history of place and people.
Aware of self in context of social groups and our role as designers
Measure objectively our impact, valuing human experience over all else
Tell Stories about people, processes and our solutions
Advocate for authentic audience participation
Grow from failure, treating each as a learning opportunity
Facilitate a unique process of problem identification and solution generation
Think nonlinearly about problems and solutions
Embrace the unknown and are open to uncertainty
Create prototypes, doing and making in an action-oriented manner
Collaborate across sectors, disciplines and experiences