CARDBORIGAMI

Volunteer [2019 - 2020]

Cardborigami provides instantly deployable emergency shelters for homeless aid and disaster relief. Through established partner organizations in Los Angeles, Cardborigami offers a transitional path into permanent housing and other long-term services. Volunteer responsibilities include business development, grant research, social enterprise marketing, operations, inventory tracking,  and non-profit or corporate partnerships sourcing in the Los Angeles area.

REMEDY

Product Manager [2017]

For the Hultz Prize 2017 Challenge, Reawakening Human Potential - The Refugee Opportunity, led product design and business strategy of a social enterprise platform that provides computer technology education to refugees. By leveraging established camp resources and nearby city "hubs", REMEDY cultivates economic integration across the refugee network and surrounding community. 

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There is approximately 65 M refugees worldwide, defined by the United Nations (UN) as people who have been forced from their homes out of fears of persecution related to race, religion, and ethnicity. About 1/3 of that number live in planned/managed camps that face a host of limitations and cycle of dependency on outside support. Large barriers to education, literacy, and skill advancement directly hinders their assimilation to the surrounding community and economic prosperity. 

PROBLEM

SOLUTION

REMEDY is a platform that advances computer technology skills and promotes urban job opportunities for refugees,  improving economic integration with the larger community. REMEDY connects university volunteers from neighboring cities to refugees in planned/managed camps to learn computer technology skills that can then be translated to a paid teaching or skilled technical job. REMEDY leverages established resources within the camp such as the schooling infrastructure and local NGO staff and partners with neighboring university students and job seekers in the city "hub". 

PITCH DECK

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Designer [2016]

For the 2016 UCLA Code for the Mission, led product design of an iOS application to inspire young women to pursue STEM careers. The app displays descriptions and quotes of different female pioneers and thought leaders with STEM backgrounds. We focused on creating a connection with captivating quotes and highlighting unconventional roles more reflective of today's opportunities like product management and digital design. 

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PROCESS

Steps included ideating content, constructing basic user flows, sketching different types of page displays, and developing wireframes using Balsamiq.

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Finalist

2016 UCLA Code for the Mission -Education Track

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PITCH DECK

UCLA UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS ASSOCIATION COUNCIL (USAC)

Mental Health/Wellness Event Director [2015]

Led development of event “Unwind UCLA” as part of General Representative #3 Office’s aim to improve public mental health/wellness discussion and resources on campus.

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DOWNTOWN WOMEN'S CENTER (DWC)

Volunteer [2017-2019]

Monthly, assist with day center activities at the DWC, an organization in downtown Los Angeles which serves and empowers women experiencing homelessness and formerly homeless women.

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THE YOUTH MOVEMENT AGAINST ALZHEIMER'S 

Symposium Director [2015-2016]

Planned a symposium promoting Alzheimer's research, advocacy, and awareness for the UCLA student body. Responsibilities included coordinating sponsorship, collaborating with caregivers and prominent researchers the field of aging and neurodegenerative diseases, and partnering with volunteer organizations in the greater Los Angeles area.

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SEED CONSULTING GROUP

Project Manager [2021]

Consultant [2020]