I love learning about people, where they’re going, where they’ve come from, how they interact with their passions. I want to make good design inherent in everything. As a left-handed person I have experienced my fair share of faulty products, and I think understanding how people interact with the world around them is fascinating. Brands are how humans emotionally connect with these passions, and talking about and sharing these products is why marketing is key.
As an alumni of NC State University, I had a wealth of opportunities to further my personal interests and career. Senior year I was a research assistant for the CPATH project, which aimed to understand when and how computer science professors were teaching communication skills, and how that process could be improved. My research partner and I had a paper accepted at the ITiCSE conference at the University of Kent in Canterbury, England in July. Junior year I was editor-in-chief of Windhover, N.C. State’s literary & arts magazine. It won Best in Show and you can see that here. In the past I’ve interned at VisionPoint Marketing, the Carolina Railhawks, and the Gregg Museum of Art and Design. I love animals, bookmaking, paper making art & design, literature, sustainability, trends in technology and traveling.
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
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