WORK EXPERIENCE

The Studios at Tangen Hall • Maker Space Technician
Jan 2021 – Present • Philadelphia, PA
Currently working to support student entrepreneurship and innovation in the brand new Penn Wharton Venture Labs building. Taking advantage of altered COVID programming to develop a system to manage the space at higher capacities in the future. Training students to use mechanical and manual fabrication tools for academic work. Maintaining safety and cleanliness of maker space area.

Design Thinking Toolkit • Weitzman School of Design PennPraxis Fellow
Jun 2020 – Present • Philadelphia, PA
Currently working with Professor Sarah Rottenberg to develop a compelling and useful reference toolkit, edit the content into a clear, concise, and consistent resource, and collect examples of techniques and artifacts — to be used by students learning about Design Thinking.

Executive Program in Social Design Innovation • Assistant Program Coordinator 
Aug 2019 – Present • Philadelphia, PA
Currently supporting the launch of the start-up educational program in Social Innovation Design, working with a team to communicate with students, prepare materials for online courses, and coordinate events and activities for weekend summits. 

Swarthmore MakerSpace • Student Technician and Designer
Aug 2018 – May 2019 • Swarthmore, PA
Freelanced as a designer and fabricator on projects for professors and departments on campus using tools in the MakerSpace. Trained students to use digital, mechanical, and manual fabrication tools for class projects and personal use. Maintained safety and cleanliness of shop area. 

Hugo and Hoby • Design Intern  
Jan 2017 – Jul 2017 • New Haven, CT
Worked in the development of multiple projects designing furniture, delivering pieces, and attending sales meetings. Created CAD models and rendered images for a line of furniture being built for new student housing at Yale University and Swarthmore College. 

Swarthmore College • Head Student Photographer
Aug 2015 – May 2019 • Swarthmore, PA
Documented several campus events each week for the Athletics and Communications Departments to be used on social media, the school website, and in other publications. Also worked as photography editor for the college paper: managed staff, curated, and edited photos each week for print and web publications.

Department of the Interior, National Park Service • G4 Oceanfront Lifeguard
May 2014 – Present • Jacob Riis Park, New York, NY
Working alone or in a team at a crowded public beach area during the summer season. Performing surf-rescue techniques, administering urgent first-aid care and CPR, and managing and training new hires. 

EDUCATION

University of Pennsylvania • Class of 2021
Masters of Science in Integrated Product Design (M:IPD)
School of Engineering and Applied Science, Wharton School, Weitzman School of Design
President of IPD Student Government Association, Penn Engineering Masters Students Advisory Board

Swarthmore College • Class of 2019
Double Major in Engineering and Fine Arts (BS & BA)
Campus Renovations Committee, President of Kehilah Swarthmore Jewish Community, Varsity Swimming and Diving Team, recipient of Scott B. Lilly Endowed Scholarship

SKILLS

Design
User Research
Human-Centered Design
Problem Framing
Concept Ideation
Sketching & Drafting
Wireframing
Rapid Prototyping
Experience Design
Data Visualization
Design Thinking

Fabrication
Machining
Laser Cutting
3D Printing
Vacuum Forming
Casting and Molding

Software
Adobe CC
Rhino 3D
Figma

Languages
English (Native)
Italian (Native)
French (Proficient)

Other
World record in the 17-mile Rose Pitonof Marathon Swim
Completed the 28.5-mile Manhattan Island Marathon Swim

EXHIBITION HISTORY

2017     Made in Ireland, Group Exhibit     Kitao Gallery, Swarthmore, PA
2019     Control and Lack Thereof, Group Exhibit     LIST Gallery, Swarthmore, PA
2019     Graduation Weekend Exhibition, Group Exhibit     LIST Gallery, Swarthmore, PA
2019     Final Presentations, Group Exhibit     The Charles Addams Fine Arts Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

RESIDENCIES

2017     Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo, Ireland

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Abraham Lyon, “Made in Ireland” Student Art at Kitao Gallery, Swarthmore Phoenix, Nov 16, 2017. 
Lauren Knudson, Making Time to Paint in Ireland, Swarthmore Phoenix, Nov 9, 2017. 
Lauren Maguire, “Control & lack thereof”: The Stunning Culmination of Three Swarthmore Seniors’ Artistic Endeavors, Swarthmore Phoenix, April 25, 2019. 
Down to a Fine Art, Swarthmore College News and Events, May 21, 2019. 

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