I was born in Rhode Island, with lived roots in Milano-Torino and Miami. I come from a family of entrepreneurs, stylists, metalsmiths, jewelry makers, chefs, musicians, and sartoria. I studied humanities + languages before earning a B.A. in Philosophy, with continued study in Experience (UX) Research and Strategy via Designlab + Emotional Design and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) via the Interaction Design Foundation. As an oscillating ENFP/INFP, I like to explore meaningful, cultural, and emotional symbolisms within their contexts in everyday life. I’ve focused on design for experience in development, and in the global, decentralized technology community. I‘ve collaborated with diverse distributed computing projects in the blockchain space, and during “past lives” in creative studios like Pininfarina (Mahindra) and Y&R/VML. As a hobbyist, I’m interested in paradigms like co-design / co-build and creative computation. I’m passionate about deep craft married with design for well-being, especially for marginalized communities and emergent locales. Currently my work explores core threads such as social + economic empowerment, re/decentralization, co-liberation, and open-source lenses for equity, sustainability + justice.