Giving back to the community that has surrounded me through the different stages of my life is a very important personal value of mine.
The Journey from Sound to Color, Sound Scene, 2020
Designing Systems with Others, NOVA UX, 2019
Animating SVG, Hackital, 2017
Design Disrupters Representative, Washington, DC, 2016
Humor in Design, Maryland Institute Colleg of Art, 2011
With the privilege of education and experience comes the wealth of knowledge. Without sharing this gift of knowledge, we selfishly hold back others from helping move the goodness of humanity forward. As much as people reach out on Out of Office Hours, LinkedIn, Twitter, or email looking for any level of design mentorship, I make time. Whether having a short discussion, periodically meeting up, or helping a new designer break into the industry of design, I am grateful to learn as much from them as they might from me.
Society contains systems that often distort and devalue the identities of our neighbors. One of those systems is the need to carry identification documents in order to receive employment, housing, education, or services. In DC, I serve on a leadership team that helps to bring restoration to neighbors in our community in need of these documents.