EDUCATION

    Master of Arts, Design Studies, 2016
  • Parsons the New School for Design, New York, NY
  • Thesis: The Meal as a Discursive, Embodied Artifact; or Eating is Knowing

  • Master of Science, Architectural Sciences, 2012
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
  • Thesis: Effects of Soundscapes on Attentional Capacity

  • Bachelor of Music, Music Technology, 2007
  • New York University, New York, NY
  • magna cum laude

RECENT PROJECTS

    Fodder
  • Eating Experience Designer
  • a designed meal experience which aims to bridge the knowledge gap between eaters, agriculture, livestock, and meat.

  • #SeeRikers
  • Concept Development, Graphic Design
  • appropriating the Metro Transit Authority's own way-finding iconography, the #SeeRikers sticker corrects a cartographic omission while it addresses a broader cultural erasure of people in prisons and jails.

  • Book Cart for the NYPL
  • Furniture Designer, Fabricator
  • a custom-built book-cart for the New York Public Library's book service in the city's jails.

  • 4 X 4 Bench
  • Furniture Designer, Fabricator
  • a minimal bench for two, made of standard wooden members, ratchet straps, and over-sized casters for ease of relocation

  • Finalist, Chairs for the 21st Century Exhibit, Center for Art in Wood, Philadelphia, PA

  • FatWing Recording Studio
  • Acoustic Consultant
  • a Brooklyn-based recording studio building project

  • Russian Tutorial
  • Singer, Producer, Engineer
  • an ongoing music project which presents a series of American holidays as a sung phrase book in English and Russian

EMPLOYMENT

    Architectural Acoustics and Audio-Visual Consultant,   2012-2015
  • HARVEY MARSHALL BERLING and ASSOCIATES;   New York, NY

  • Research Assistant,   2011-2012
  • RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE;   Troy, NY

  • Audio Recording Engineer,   2009-2011
  • MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC;   New York, NY

  • Technical Director,   2002-2007
  • BOWERY POETRY CLUB;   New York, NY

TEACHING

    Introduction to Screen Studies; Teaching Assistant   Fall 2015, Spring 2016
  • EUGENE LANG COLLEGE, THE NEW SCHOOL,   New York, NY

  • Flavor: Making It & Faking It; Docent   Spring 2016
  • MUSEUM OF FOOD AND DRINK: LAB,   Brooklyn, NY

AWARDS



2016 Finalist Chairs for the 21st Century
Center for Art in Wood, Philadelphia, PA
2016 Outstanding Student Award Parsons the New School for Design
New York, NY
2016 Commencement Speaker Parsons the New School for Design
New York, NY

PUBLICATIONS / PRESENTATIONS


EXHIBITIONS



2016 Impact, NYCxDesign Gallery @ 117 Beekman,
New York, NY
2016 Ethnography in the Expanded Field Graduate Institute for Design, Ethnography,
& Social Thought (GIDEST), New York, NY
2016 On the Edge of Your Seat:
Chairs for the 21st Century
Center for Art in Wood,
Philadelphia, PA
2016 States of Incarceration Sheila C. Johnson Design Center,
New York, NY
2014 Bushwick Open Studios Myrtle Light Studios,
Brooklyn, NY
2012 Summer All Present Collar Works Gallery,
Troy, NY

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