I wrote this bio while baking biscotti and rendering bacon. I am a multi-tasker. A designer. A researcher. An organizer.

…A list writer.

I am driven by curiosity about how things come to be, inspired by good design, and passionate about people. I studied cognitive psychology– memory, attention, and perception– in college and grad school, and pursue opportunities to learn about human behavior with their wellbeing in mind. I currently work as Director of Research and Opportunities at ELEVEN, where I put people at the center of ideas to help the team build meaningful design strategies.

I have also been a cartoonist since an early age, augmenting my formal education with classes at RISD and MassArt. I wrote a comic strip for my college newspaper, and have since self-published that collection and an illustrated glossary of food for children.

Between academic and professional pursuits, I spent a part of a year as a pastry chef in a high-end French American restaurant. I continue to prepare desserts for holidays, birthdays, and other occasions, and I now run hands-on cooking and baking workshops with neighbors in my home.

A native Rhode Islander, I have spent the majority of my adult life in the great town of Boston, where I frequent new restaurants, hunt down interesting things to do, and fly my stunt kites when the weather cooperates.

The bacon… so good. Biscotti take a while.