I am an interdisciplinary artist, designer and science communicator. I have more than twenty years of experience designing websites and have been creating art in some form for my entire life. I’ve lived in Boston, Massachusetts for the past eighteen years and am originally from Western New York.
For the past twelve years, I have worked at the Brigham Research Institute at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, where my focus is on using web, design and creative communication to support the work of the research community. I do this by building websites for laboratories, working with scientists on things like pitch decks, poster design, scientific and medical illustrations, videos, motion graphics, infographics, data visualization and even on occasion, demonstrating a working iron lung or filming a simulated bronchoscopy in an Operating Room.
Prior to working at the Brigham, I studied Criminology at Northeastern University and worked as a researcher, assisting with data collection and analysis at the Institute on Race & Justice and the Center for Criminal Justice Policy Research. My focus during my time at Northeastern was on race, gender and justice. That perspective, intentionally intersectional, is something I’ve made a priority when approaching science communication and design in medicine.