Education

 

University of Pennsylvania, School of Engineering

Master of Integrated Product Design

2013-2015

The program is designed to train students in technology, business, manufacturing, aesthetics and human-product interaction and provide them with a framework for bringing these disciplines together through a focus on design thinking.

 

Temple University, Tyler School of Art  

Bachelor's Degree, Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM Area

2009-2013

Tyler’s  Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM Program is not only one of the largest Metals/Jewelry programs in the country; it is also the only one in the world with an emphasis on CAD-CAM (Computer-Aided Design–Computer-Aided Manufacture). The program emphasizes traditional techniques and their historical significance as well as, in advanced courses, encouraging students to use the latest technologies in the field.

Experience

Studio Instructor

The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Jan. 2017 - Present

Studio Instructor and Course Administrator for the Product Design course in the Operations, Information, and Decisions Department of the Wharton School. This course is open to all undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Pennsylvania and provides tools and methods for creating new products. The course follows an overall product design methodology, including the identification of customer needs, generation of product concepts, prototyping, and design-for-manufacturing.

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Temple University, Tyler School of Art 

Jan. 2015 - Present

Instructing two sections of the Jewelry for Non-Majors course in the Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM area.

 

Researcher

University of Pennsylvania, School of Fine Arts - Emerging Design Practices

May 2014 - Dec. 2016

Researching and prototpying applications of e-textiles in early elementary education and synethetic biology systems.

 

Graduate Teaching Assistant

University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business

August 2014 - Dec. 2016

Assistant teaching product design and innovation courses for both undergraduate and executive MBA students.

 

Design Fellow

Fast Forward and Wharton Social Impact Initiative

August 2014 - December 2014

Design consulting to a cohort of entrepreneurs from Good Company Ventures who were developing pilot projects for the City of Philadelphia.

Exhibitions

Possible Tomorrows

Vienna Design Week

Microbial Donuts

September 9 - October 10, Vienna Austria

http://www.possible-tomorrows.com/

 

Emergence: Craft + Technology

Makerbites, Watering Can,  & phl - sfo

December 4 - January 30 2016 Wayne, PA

 

Feed Me

May 8-10 2015 New York, NY

Makerbites, 2015

New York Design Week

https://grouphug.cc/shows/feed-me/

 

Vanity

April 2013 Philadelphia, PA

Assorted pieces

BFA Thesis Show.

Publications & Press

Design.bio

BioCoder, Fall 2016

http://www.oreilly.com/biocoder/

Microbial Donuts at the Vienna Design Week, fancy a bite? Here’s the Recipe!

Labtiotech.eu

http://labiotech.eu/bioart-microbial-donuts-vienna/

Design team from Penn created this sewable electronics kit for kids

Technically.Philly

http://technical.ly/philly/2015/01/16/cirkits-sewable-electronics-kickstarter/