Who am I?
It's hard to define myself. I often straddle different worlds. I try to find happy convergences between what I want to and can do, what people need, and what creates joy.
Learning Experience Design with Doyobi, an education technology startup with a mission to deliver playful adventures for kids 8-13 in the metaverse while sneakily building critical skills like communication, critical thinking, creative expression,... I know I know, buzzwords galore right? While I LOVE being offline, creating in the metaverse does allow for certain learning adventures we can't easily (or within reasonable budgets) replicate offline. See you in the metaverse.
Sustainability, Impact and Innovation
I've studied and worked in the sustainability field for 6+ years, spanning academia, government, non-profit spaces, and even in the performance space with Climate Change Theatre Action. In 2021 when we were all stuck at home, I jumped on the podcast bandwagon and co-hosted and co-produced a podcast "Impact In Sight" interviewing founders and funders of impact startups with Irsyad Ramthan in partnership with Interseed.co.
Theatre making and Community
I discovered theatre relatively late, but it's opened doors and windows into so many fascinating experiences. I've explored various acting techniques, auto-drama, ensemble theatre, inclusive theatre, musical theatre, and never want to stop learning and making. Since 2020, I've also been focusing some learning and practice in the area of intimacy coordination and choreography for performance contexts. Follow the Consent Collaborative on Instagram to learn more.
I've been on an embodiment journey that I can trace back to loving to move as a child, to being alienated from my body as a teenager and young adult, to finding freedom again in movement and dance. I believe in the power of movement to help us embody our lives more fully. As a mover, I explore lots of modalities, yoga, pole dance, silks, hoop, blues dancing, contemporary dance, contact improv etc. Currently training as a yoga instructor with Union Yoga Ayurveda :)