Raised by foreign service workers in the 1990s, I am a son of many places and of nowhere in particular. ︎︎ Along the way I have become an adaptive, open-minded, and empathetic person. I am always learning new skills, languages, cooking techniques, you name it. My nickname growing up was “spiderman.” I vibe with electronic and afrobeat music.  ︎ When I have the time, I like to make it as well.

After earning my MFA in Studio Painting ︎ in 2011, I planted my roots in Chicago, working in the intersection of arts and education ever since. I am inspired by fellow artists and teachers and I steep myself in history, striving to better contribute to my city and its people through art and design.

Having recently graduated from Designlab’s rigorous UX Academy, I am looking for opportunities to contribute my skills and perspective to organizations that make positive social impact.︎

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p.s. Here’s a strange comic I made about clicking


  • The Chicago Teachers Union (Caucus of Rank and File Educators)
  • The Chicago Architecture Center
  • The American Planning Association
  • National Geographic Student Expeditions
  • Harvard Philosopher Myisha Cherry
  • Theatre director Georges Bigot and Theatre Y
  • Millennia Consulting
  • Chicagoly Magazine
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