Fluxspace • Makerspace Education Specialist
Jan 2022 – Present • Philadelphia, PA
Currently managing educational programming for a small educational technology consultancy firm. Running the in house makerspace, teaching Design Thinking field trips to local K-12 students, training teachers and educators on implementing makerspaces in the classroom, repairing makerspace technology at local schools, developing curriculum, and more.
The Wharton School, Venture Labs • Maker Space Technician & Retail Lab Designer
Jan 2021 – Dec 2021 • Philadelphia, PA
Worked to support the Penn entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem for students and alumni. Training students to use software and fabrication tools for academic and personal projects in the Studios at Tangen Hall. Maintaining safety and cleanliness of maker space area. Using maker space resources to design and fabricate teaching tools, installations, and signage.
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania • Teaching Assistant
Jun 2021 – Aug 2022 • Philadelphia, PA
Worked one-on-one and with groups of students in developing product design, innovation, and fabrication skills. Supporting professors Taylor Caputo and David Robertson in hybrid-format semester long classes. Leading critiques, software tutorials, and group work sessions.
Design Thinking Toolkit • Weitzman School of Design PennPraxis Fellow
Jun 2020 – Sept 2020 • Philadelphia, PA
Worked 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 – Oct 2021 • Philadelphia, PA
Supported 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.
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
Sketching & Drafting
Casting and Molding
World record in the 17-mile Rose Pitonof Marathon Swim
Completed the 28.5-mile Manhattan Island Marathon Swim
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
FAIRS AND FESTIVALS
2021 Brandywine Festival of the Arts Wilmington, DE
2021 Art for the Cash Poor Philadelphia, PA
2017 The Tunnel Swarthmore, PA Supported by the Swarthmore College Arts Council
2017 Ballinglen Arts Foundation Ballycastle, Co. Mayo, Ireland
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.