I am a apparel designer and material researcher interested in using technology and science to redefine what garments can be. I want to question what clothes mean to us as our second "skin" on both a conceptual and functional level. My explorations range from advocacy and critique of current global trends towards authoritarian governments to explorations in utilitarianism to growing my own bio-materials. I hope to continue to push my design and research skills to create meaningful, sustainable, and higher-performing garments!
Currently, I am a current senior in the Brown|RISD Dual Degree Program, studying material engineering at Brown University and apparel design at RISD. I have interned for the NASA Johnson Space Center, proposing garments for use on the International Space Station and the Artemis Missions, award-winning Austrian designer Julia Koerner, assisting in the design and development of garments that utilize 3D printing, and at the NASA Ames Research Center, where I worked on the development of Martian and Lunar habitats from mycelium, the vegetative structure of a fungus, and presented our findings at the 2018 Nasa Advanced and Innovative Concepts (NAIC) symposium.
You can find my resume here!