I’m a designer and educator based in Baltimore, Maryland. I am currently an Assistant Professor in Graphic Design at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). My research interests include the role of design in creating a more just and equitable society. My studio practice explores identity and decolonial art/design practices through the study and type design of Baybayin, a written script of the Tagalog in the Philippines.

Prior to UMBC, I was an Assistant Research Professor in design and creative pedagogy at Georgetown University’s Ethics Lab︎︎︎ where I worked on ethics-centered curricula through creative teaching engagements. I previously served as a Lecturer at Loyola University Maryland where I taught undergraduate digital media courses within the Communication department︎︎︎ and UX courses in the Emerging Media graduate program︎︎︎.

I earned my MFA in Graphic Design and MA in Social Design from Maryland Institute College of Art and my BA in Political Science from Loyola University Maryland



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