Bio

As a systems change consultant at Reos Partners, I combine design thinking, entrepreneurship, and change management to help diverse stakeholders collaborate on solutions to deep-rooted social challenges. My team is currently running the Emergency Aid Lab - helping colleges across the US design programs to keep their most at-risk students in school.

Previously, I was a founding partner of Journey CX - a consultancy helping organizations foster innovation culture from within. I’ve had the pleasure of working with clients including RBC, CIBC, and Telus. I am also the co-founder of Penyo Pal and SnapLingo - award-winning education technology companies serving over 1 million users worldwide. I began my journey designing digital and service experiences at Google, Adaptive Path, and Vision Critical.

As a global nomad, I have built teams in Beijing, San Francisco, and Toronto, leading projects in industries ranging from finance, consumer technology, international development, to sustainable agriculture. 

I am an active speaker, educator, and graphic recorder. I’m honoured that my work and ideas have been featured by Forbes, National Post, Techvibes, and Betakit. 


 

Selected honours:

  • Launch.co EDU "Best New Startup" Award

  • CIX "Canada's Top 20 Innovative Companies"

  • Named one of Canada's Next 36 High Impact Leaders

  • IDEO.org Human-Centred Design Grant

  • International D&AD Yellow Pencil Finalist - Digital Design

  • Beijing Design Week Sustainability Award

  • HUB Ventures "Tech For Good" Startup Weekend - Grand Prize

  • Published co-author in Biotechnology Progress - Stem cell bioreactor expansion research

  • F-Stop Featured Travel Photographer