Public Speaking

I enjoy speaking about the evolving practice of design and creating inclusive spaces that help teams thrive. I've had the opportunity to speak to teams, students, and fellow creatives who are interested in the field of design. It's been a meaningful way for me to connect with and learn from the community as well as share best practices. If you'd like to book me for your next event, please feel free to reach out

Amplifying Diverse Stories

CreativeMornings/Boston • 08.2019

I had the opportunity to sit down with the CreativeMornings/Boston team to talk about my passion for storytelling and interest in leveraging design to elevate diverse stories. 

Film by Eric Leone, Paul Horton Visuals

On Brand Design Talk Cover
On Brand

Women Who Code • 11.2017

As part of Women Who Code's Fall speaker series, I presented a case study about the Boomerangs rebrand project as well as shared best practices for creatives embarking on similar projects.

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Demystifying Diverse Hiring

AIGA Boston • 04.2019

As part of AIGA Boston's inaugural Design for Hire event, I led a conversation with Julianna Akuamoah, Chief Talent Officer at Arnold & Havas Media Boston, about diverse hiring within the creative industry.

Inside the Mind of Brilliant Designers
Inside the Mind of Brilliant Designers

General Assembly • 06.2019

As part of General Assembly's panel discussion, I spoke about my life as a designer as well as opportunities for community building.

Photo by Steve Molter

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Diversity in Design

Upstatement • 06.2019

As part of Upstatement's Friday Talk series, I spoke about how I incorporate equity, diversity, and inclusion values in my work as a design leader.

Intro to Boston's Design Community
Intro to Boston's Design Community

General Assembly • 01.2020

As part of General Assembly's panel discussion, I spoke about my experience as a hiring manager and shared best practices for applying for jobs and networking within Boston's design community.

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