I am a design thinker, maker, advocate, + adventurer.  

I believe art, along with innovative design, business, and research, can expand our collective capacity for good. 

On this site you'll not only find information on my approach to sustainability consulting, but also a  smattering of my fashion, sculpture, and performance projects spanning questions of sustainability, body, and femme identity. While my approach to change management is business focused, data driven, and systems oriented, my life as a creative continually informs my work.  

Originally studying fine art and fashion design before moving on to work in consulting, project management, and research, I believe art has a unique capacity to incite new ways of thinking, seeing, and being.

Greatly Inspired by the Cradle to Cradle design philosophy pioneered by Michael Braungart and William McDonough, a number of my creative pieces touch on design for end of life, zero-waste systems, and the utilization of biological and technological systems. They, along with my works exploring adaptable garments, embody the spirit of experimentation, education, and creative problem solving I now bring to my non-art ventures.

Over the last four years my work has shifted towards the implementation and communication of sustainable supply chains explored in the later part of my Oxymora project. In 2018, I joined the Donghia Healthier Materials Library, a research group and resource library at Parsons focused on educating design professionals and students on the environmental, social, and human health impacts of making materials. This includes distilling down textile manufacturing processes, base fiber properties, finishing methods, performance qualities, and supply chain flows according to a clients given design needs, background, and resources. You can see a sample of my work at the library here. I now work for the Textile Exchange an international ngo working to accelerate the adoption of preferred fibers and materials in fashion, home, and product.  There, I manage our Vision 2030 Climate+ Strategy, working with our programs, partners, and brands to ensure that our industry evolves to meet our global climate imperative. 

If you are interested in collaborating, discussing fashion sustainability and systems thinking, or are seeking help with creative direction, project management, or product development you can reach out here.

For more information on my background you can find me on Linkedin or view my resume.

 

 

Education



The New School,    Parsons School of Design, + Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts

BS - Economics, Ethics, and Practice of Sustainable Design 

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School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Summer Intensive - Garment Construction 




UAL, Central Saint Martins

Fashion Design (1 year)





Reed College

Fine Art Young Scholar 




PSU Center for Executive and Professional Education

Athletic and Outdoor Product Planning 


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Rhode Island School of Design

Pre College - Fashion and Design 

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