I'm a designer, facilitator and researcher interested in people-centered design. I earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Design from the University of Texas at Austin in August 2016. My design practice is rooted in the belief that design can affect change. It can assist in the building of stronger communities, create equitable structures and generate unifying experiences. Inquisitive by nature and an eager learner, I love digging deep into research to uncover the whys, whats and hows of a problem. My current research focused on the marginalization and underrepresentation of Latinas in higher education. This interdisciplinary investigation sparked an object-making workshop which was designed to empower Latinas to persevere in higher education. The project drew methods and theories from education, sociology, psychology and design.
I strongly believe in the power of collaborative design to impact the culture and economy of communities. Every project deserves attention, investigation and a deep understanding of the challenges in the context of the environment.
Bilingual: English and Spanish