is a an experiential + curatorial design practicioner, born in Rhode Island, with lived roots in Milan and Miami. She comes from a family of entrepreneurs, stylists, metalsmiths, jewelry makers, chefs, musicians, and sartoria. She studied humanities + languages before earning her B.A. in Philosophy, with continued study in Experience (UX) Research and Strategy + Emotional Design and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) via the Interaction Design Foundation. As a United States + European citizen of Italo-American descent, she explores contextually meaningful, cultural, and emotional symbolism in user + developer advocacy. She focuses on design for experience in community development in her current roles with Zeppelin and the Ethereum Community Fund (ECF), and as a volunteer in the open-source crypto community. In the past she also collaborated with creative studios like Pininfarina, converging the physical with the digital, the invisible with the tangible, and heritage with the future. She is interested in paradigms like co-design / co-build, open source design, and creative computation. She is passionate about deep craftsmanship married with design in decentralized + emerging technology for the global community. As a humanizing technologist, she advocates through her life and work for inclusivity, openness, and social + economic empowerment.
Collaborations welcomed for evolving design + technology + impact.
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