MENTOR, VOLUNTEER & PRO BONO WORK
AIDS Ride from SF to LA 545 miles
Currently I'm training for the AIDS Lifecycle bike ride to raise funds for the life-saving services offered by San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center. Check out my page here and support a great cause!
Pro bono - Save The Children Mural 2020
Mentor for Digital Academy Intern 2017, 2019
Mentor for Job Shadow Day for Technovation 2019
Mentor and Adobe Design Guide for Treehouse Apprentices 2019
Adobe & Team4Tech Malawi Volunteer Trip 2019
Adobe selected 6 employees to partner with Team4Tech on a project in Malawi, Africa. We worked with SOAR, a program that provides an intensive 11 month curriculum for girls who were unable to start or finish primary school. The goal of our project was to integrate the use of tablets in the classrooms. We ran 4 days of workshops with the teachers around class and tablet management, learning math through apps and navigating a new app with a digitized version of their curriculum.
Judge for Adobe Creative Jam 2018, 2019, 2020
Nothing beats being part of a creative community. Creative Jams are an event series where local thought leaders share a behind-the-scene peek into their processes and projects; meanwhile, teams compete in a tournament that puts their creative skills to the test using Adobe Creative Cloud.
Guest Critic at California College of the Arts 2018, 2019
Pro bono - San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts Installation Project 2018
Mentor for Adobe Design Achievement Award Student & Adobe Design Intern 2018
Design Coach for Stanford D.School - Design Across Borders Challenge 2018
Community Professional Panelist for Freestyle Academy Student Portfolio Reviews 2018
Girls Who Code Mentor 2016, 2017
Spark Mentor 2016
I mentored a 7th grader from Willie Brown Middle School as part of the Spark Program in partnership with Adobe. Spark is a national nonprofit that combats the epidemic of disengagement and dropping out among youth with a unique apprenticeship model that brings 7th and 8th graders into professional workplaces. My mentee Sydney and I worked together on a creative project for 8 weeks. She wanted to learn how to edit a video, so we combined that with her love of dance, filmed her around the office, and then edited it together using Adobe products. We then showcased the final project and video at Share Night with her classmates and family.
GenHERation Volunteer 2016
Menlo Atherton High Creative Workshop 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Pro bono - Open Books 2014, 2018, 2019
Open Books is a program for a Chicago based non-profit that provides literacy experiences for thousands of readers each year. The Publishing Academy is a 7-month workshop for 7th grade to 12th grade students interested in writing. Through the program, students are inspired to bring their imagination to life by working through the entire publishing process, from initial draft to polished prose. I work with a student to help realize and then design a book cover for their story that eventually gets published for them to read in front of family and friends, sign autographs, and celebrate their success as new authors.