As a kid, I was always looking for ways to bring the future to the present, whether it was making a guitar in fourth grade that used beams of light instead of strings or converting our leaf blower into a hovercraft. Making and creating things was fun! Also, I enjoyed writing stories, imagining my friends and I going ghost hunting or flying to space; always with the goal of making them smile. Growing up, I struggled to merge my creative artistic side with my passion for technology. That is, until I found design. Human centered design has proven to be an incredible fit, balancing this desire to bring creativity into my work, while also doing my best to shape the future.