About Me

I’m a UX/Product Designer with a background in illustration, engineering, blogging, and social media.

My goal is to create digital experiences that people enjoy while making a social impact. I'm also passionate about building inclusive communities.


✨ Experience

I’m a Designer Electronic Arts and the Founder & Design Lead at Design Buddies. In 2019, I was a Virtual Reality Robotic Game Developer Intern at Intuitive Surgical. In past summers, I have worked as a game design + development instructor at Girls Make Games, and been an Undergraduate Research Fellow at SCU.

🎨 Projects

Outside of work and school, I design merchandise to sell online and at conventions through my art business, Candyleaf Designs. I have a passion for promoting healthy living through my blog, youtube channel, and social media with a total following of 40,000+.

🐰 Community

I founded and grew large online communities, and host meetups regularly, and hold leadership positions.

I founded Design Buddies, an inclusive design community with 25,000+ members since April 2020 through organic growth. In the past, I was a Design Lead at Augment and Community Admin at intern.club.

I create content to help designers, students, and community builders. I've done 80+ speaking events and podcasts, have been featured in the media and won awards for design & art, cross country & track, and academics.

I have also been blogging since 2014. I have multiple Instagram accounts dedicated to lifestyle, food art, drawing, and boba. You can also find me on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Medium.

🎓 Education

I’m a (very part time) Computer Science & Engineering graduate student at Santa Clara University. I graduated with my bachelor’s degree with a major in Bioengineering and minor in Computer Science & Engineering in June 2019.

🎊 Fun Facts

🌱 In my past life, I was an aspiring Olympic marathon runner, neurosurgeon with an MD-PhD, and anime artist.

🌱 I am a Yelp Elite and have an Instagram just for boba.

🌱  I was close to running a sub-5:00 mile in high school and was a Division 1 cross country and track runner.

🌱  Being bullied in middle school inspired me to start running and work harder.