After 10 years working on a range of architecture, design and tech projects, I’ve contributed to everything from communications and community, to project management and event planning. Recently, I’ve taken the leap to work on a subject that’s personal to me: non-travel.

I want to share the importance of travel in how we embrace other cultures, while encouraging individuals to explore and engage more with the world around them. I began exploring this in my MA thesis in Design Research by looking at how the design of certain objects allows us to experience travel without physically moving. This work won the Graduate Paper Award at the Tourism and Travel Research Association 2016 Annual International Conference. Since then I’ve been developing ways in which we can non-travel through objects, the written word and curated experiences.

When I’m not exploring San Francisco or travelling further afield, you can find me non-traveling (and helping build a creative female community) at Radiant in sunny Potrero Hill.