Let me tell you a story. In December of 2013, partway through my junior year of high school, I accidentally chopped off a finger on my dominant hand and it set me on the career path I'm heading down now. Despite being lucky enough to have access to some of the best healthcare in the world, I realized that the experience in the healthcare industry was still extremely subpar.
I'm passionate about making the healthcare experience better for patients, families, and care teams. I'm also extremely interested in the systems that impact access to care and one's ability to understand and comply with healthcare recommendations, particularly the role that access to affordable healthy food plays. I would love to work at the intersection of food, nutrition, social justice, and healthcare.
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I'm currently an Experience Designer at Boston Children's Hospital's Innovation and Digital Health Acclerator. I get to work on the design of products developed in the hospital that will be spun out as consumer tools, as well as on internal solutions for BCH's digital strategy.
I graduated from Northeastern University in Boston, MA, in 2019, where I built my major specifically to pursue a career in healthcare UX. My courses were a combination of design, computer science, and healthcare related electives. I graduated Magna Cum Laude, with University Honors Program Distinction, and as a member of Northeastern's Huntington 100.
Throughout my time at Northeastern I chose extracurricular activities which strengthened my skills. I volunteered with the Adaptive Skating Program at Franciscan Children's Hospital, did research with Northeastern's Wellness Technology Lab, and was a leader in Generate: Northeastern's Student-Led Product Development Studio.
Outside of work, I enjoy cliche activities such as traveling, cooking, and painting. I spent the summer of 2017 in South America (despite not speaking any Spanish). I got to explore Ecuador, Chile, Peru, and Argentina. Highlights were swimming with Sea Turtles in Galapagos and fainting at the summit of the Rainbow Mountain (17,000 ft!).
As much as I love my career, I frequently imagine running off to Italy to learn how to make pasta from an Italian grandmother. I also have a cat named Atticus who is aggressively trying to step on my keyboard as I type this.