I was born and raised in the San Francisco bay area before moving to Seattle to study at the University of Washington industrial design program. I have always loved to build things and studying design lets me be creative while simultaneously learning about the process and practicing my craftsmanship. I first learned about industrial design in high school after I became enamored with the tiny house movement. I considered it the ultimate design challenge; how do you comfortably fit everything you need to live in such a small space. As I started drawing tiny house floor plans as a hobby, I realized I was more interested in designing what went in the house than the shell. Since then, I have enjoyed exploring other types of design like children's products, housewares, and furniture.