I am a visual designer and photographer with a B.A. in Graphic Design from DePaul University.
As I have advanced in my career, I have been increasingly driven to utilize the skills I have acquired in visual communication and user experience to their full potential, helping to support causes that are important to me. My goal is to develop my knowledge of sustainability issues and best practices that can help to inform my own design work and communication abilities, and help me to advocate for better practices across industries.
Some of the core values and goals I am hoping to advocate for within my coursework:
•    Accessibility and inclusion - encouraging both human and life-centered UX
     that makes the more people/planet-friendly options both more desirable and
     more accessible, rather than something perceived as expensive, difficult, or
     reserved for certain demographics
•    Adaptation and resilience in the face of climate issues - designing solutions
     that move away from the overwhelming and helpless feeling many associate
     with the climate crisis, and making people feel more empowered to take steps
     in their own lives, while being a positive influence on others
•    Joy and a passion for the natural world - shifting the narrative around the    
     climate crisis to include more positivity, in order to provoke a sense of curiosity
     and help instill passion and a motivation to stay engaged
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