I passionately believes design has the power to positively impact people’s lives. My mission is to apply the right blend of research, psychology, creativity and strategy so that root causes are identified, allowing the best solution to be designed. Well-rounded solutions require transdisciplinary input and collaboration. As a partner at Michael Graves, I have worked with architects, interior designers, product designers, graphic designers, researchers and strategists for over 18 years with a singular goal: enhancing the human experience at every scale. I create products that are humanistic, familiar, accessible and intuitive.

What will students be able to take away from your class?

Methodologies and mindsets for collaboratively approaching and solving complex problems with creativity.

What are your responsibilities at the Keller Center?

I am an expert in the field of product design and have deep experience with qualitative user research, design and manufacturing.

What attracted you to the Keller Center?

I love the transdiciplinary cross-section of backgrounds focused on teaching innovation and entrepreneurship.

How are you involved with the Keller Center?

I am a Lecturer who teaches Community Project Studios, the curricular portion of Princeton's Tiger Challenge.

What do you appreciate most about the Keller Center?

The openness of the staff along with the bright perspectives and positive outlooks.

Share an inspiring story about your time at the Keller Center.

It is always inspiring when you see the transformation of individuals and groups. Where they start with doubt but walk away with confidence in their new-found abilities and a sense of accomplishment. I have had the pleasure of teaching several teams of students who have pushed their solutions to a point of implementation, which feels great for both them and myself.

What advice would you have for students about getting involved at the Keller Center?

The lessons learned are universally applicable to whatever career path you decide upon. Everyone will face challenges in their life and the Keller Center equips students with the skill sets and mindsets to approach them critically and creatively.

How have you benefited from your involvement with the Keller Center?

For any practitioner of Design there will always be value in imparting their knowledge to others. It forces you to step back and understand more deeply the "How" and "Why" behind your approach which helps spread valuable knowledge.