UX Designer

Washington, D.C.

Do you have a vision?

Design your own future

Vision

A goal without a plan is just a wish.

Competencies:

Outcomes: Vision Roadmap + 90-Day Behavior-Driven Feature Mapping Based on Ideal Customer Journey

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Mindset

Ideation

Innovation

Collaboration

Purpose

Sketching

Idea Validation

Storyboard

Community

Card Sorting

Roadmap

Personas

Start with "why"

Through the trial and errors of my personal and professional experiences I have (finally) learned a few lessons. One lesson is that any project should always start with a deeper purpose and driving force other than short-term financial gains. This means I have to be sure to stay ahead financially so that I do not put myself into situations where I sacrifice my guiding principles because I need to put food on the table and a roof over my head. Being honest with myself about this issue became easier once I became more competent in my work. Now that my skills, knowledge, and abilities are at their highest level I feel confident in stating with clarity what the next few steps of my journey might look like.

Another lesson I learned is that I should only work with people and organizations who share a similar purpose as myself. We do not have to share the exact same vision for the future, but my purpose and your purpose should at least compliment and support one another.

Transformational Leadership Competencies

Exemplifying Integrity

Ensuring Accountability

Inspiring Others

Leading Change

Nurturing Innovation

Fostering Learning and Development

Acting with Empathy and Compassion

Embracing Diversity

General Competencies

Bridging Culture

Creativity and Innovation


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Experience

Lumina Foundation

Annie E. Casey Foundation

YearUp

YouthBuild

Bronx FEGS

Shine Global

Plangere Culture Lab

Rutgers School of Social Work

Rutgers Future Scholars Program

Rutgers Honors College

Rutgers Writer's House

Rutgers English Department

Rutgers School of Environmental Sciences

Rutgers History Department

Fordham Media Lab

Eagleton Institute of Politics

Eagleton Program on Immigration & Democracy

Citizenship Rutgers

Eagleton Center for Polling

Rutgers Center for the American Governor

Design your own future

Let's live in a world where we help the person next to us. Let's unlock resources for underserved populations. Let's wake up everyday and work on making things better.

Let's design business models that tackle social problems like inequality and climate change. At the end of a day, let's turn and say, "What have you done for the person next to you today?"