Feb 2013 - Present (8 years 4 months)
In 2013, TED decided to extend their TEDProject to seven universities across the United States. RISD was one of the universities chosen to participate and I was selected to spearhead the initiative on campus. As a TEDActive Intern, my role is to convey the project prompts to the school, create and manage teams to work on them, as well as present the final results at the 2013 conference.
Chief Content Officer
Jun 2012 - Present (9 years)
Sep 2011 - Present (9 years 9 months)
Write articles for the online design blog.
RISD Office of Government Relations
Jan 2011 - Present (10 years 5 months)
I work alongside three other students for the Director of Government Relations, Babette Allina, organizing and facilitating government work and events. From running the STEM to STEAM workshop, funded by the National Science Foundation, as well as compiling information and resources gleaned from the event on stemtosteam.org, I also spend time researching and visualizing various political issues and help organize press events on campus and in DC activities.
Co-Founder, Editor-in-Chief, Writer
Sep 2010 - Present (10 years 9 months)
Upon becoming the elected student representative of RISD’s Industrial Design Department my sophomore year, Isaac Blankensmith and I noticed there was little publicly available online information regarding the program. To address this problem, we developed and presented a proposal to the head of the department and received funding to launch a school-based blog featuring industrial design alumni and current students, including collecting and posting images of their work.
Jun 2011 - Sep 2011 (3 months)
Worked as a design intern designing prototypes for architectural installations and conducting material research.
Editor and Staff Reporter
Sep 2010 - Jun 2011 (9 months)
The All-Nighter is the official school newspaper of the Rhode Island School of Design. As a writer and editor for the digital school newspaper, I covered local and design centered events as well as edit other writers' articles for the weekly publication.
Jun 2010 - Aug 2010 (2 months)
Sat in on mechanical design, product design, graphic user interfacing, and name branding meetings while shadowing throughout the studio to glean a better insight into how a total product development firm is run. Was given weekly hand drawing assignments for the first few weeks, then spent the remainder of the internship drawing on a wacom tablet in Corel Painter 11 as well as creating layouts and PDF presentations in Illustrator and Photoshop CS5.