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About Me

I am an award-winning designer with nearly ten years of combined experience in the nonprofit and media sectors. My passions include inclusive storytelling, design for social change, and cross-functional systems-building.

I'm currently an Art Director at M+R and Adjunct Professor at Lesley University, College of Art. Previously, I have had the opportunity to work with organizations such as AIDS Action Committee, Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, the Boston Foundation, Fenway Health, Her Campus Media, Kindred, and Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island to create visuals and campaigns that inspire community engagement.


Graphic Design USA
Health + Wellness Design Award for Boomerangs: Shop Thrift. Fight AIDS

MarCom Awards
Gold Award for Her Campus + bareMinerals: Power of Good Tour
Platinum Award for Her Conference 2018

AVA Digital Awards
Gold Award for Her Campus + NextGen America: Youth Vote
Gold Award for Her Campus + Bed Head Styling: Festival 2018

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