I'm a futures designer, strategist, and researcher in pursuit of building meaningful experiences for all. With the aim of co-creating positive futures, I facilitate work that thrives at the intersection of social impact and radical joy. I founded two creative studios: COOL GIRLS CO and ZOETROUPE. In my spare time, catch me hosting the podcast WHILE YOU CREATE.
American-raised with Filipino roots, fluctuating between Los Angeles and Prague.
M.A. Future Design, with Distinction, Teesside University (Prague City University campus)
B.A. Theatre Arts, minor in International Studies, Sewanee: The University of the South
Film & TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague
Prague City University. April 2023. Prague, Czech Republic.
University of the Arts London, Design School. August 2022. Online.
Participatory Design Conference. August 2022. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK & Online.
Design Research Society Conference. June 2022. Bilbao, Spain.
Planetary Futures of Health and Wellbeing Conference. June 2022. Turku, Finland.
ACM: Participatory Design Conference 2022: Volume 2 (PDC 2022, Vol. 2). August 19–September 01, 2022. Newcastle, UK.
Essays & Musings: Maudlin House / Dinner Party / AR/VR Journey Magazine.
Multimedia: Snapchat / Instagram / F-Stop Magazine.
Locarno Film Festival - Piazza Grande (World Premiere). Falling Stars, production design, 2023.
Marché du Film at Festival de Cannes (Frontières Buyers Showcase). Falling Stars, production design, 2022.
Austin Film Festival / Beyond Fest / FilmQuest. Murderabiliac, production design, 2019.
Hollywood Fringe Festival. Death of a Mailman, stage direction, 2018.
Hollywood Fringe Festival. Somewhere Between Cosmo and the Bible, solo production, 2017.
Female Filmmakers Film Festival, "You're Late." direction & writing, 2016.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Nominated for "Best Art Direction/Production Design—Short" at FilmQuest. Murderabiliac, 2019.
Finalist for "Diversity in American Theatre Award," sponsored by Urban Theatre Movement, at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Somewhere Between Cosmo and the Bible, 2017.
Semi-Finalist at the Los Angeles CineFest. "You're Late." 2017.