Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA.
M.S. Biology received June 1998.

Stanford University, Stanford, CA.
B.S. Biology received April 1992. Minor in Computer Science.

Completed graphic design courses at Massachusetts College of Art.
Attended Berklee College of Music, Boston, majoring in drum performance.

relevant skills

Expert with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver.
Expert at hand-coding HTML, CSS.
Familiar with Flash, JavaScript, PHP.

work experience

Freelance Designer
Boston, New York City (6.98-present)

Designed websites, logos, Flash animations. Worked directly with own clients, executing projects from concept to design, programming and production.
Also worked for interactive agencies, including, Nettmedia, DVCI Technologies. Clients included Disney Interactive, Flagship Ventures, Richard Dattner Architects, Ascent Biomedical Ventures, CHL Medical, Harmonix Music Systems, GetMusic, NetZero.

Co-Founder, Creative Director
G9Girl, Inc., Cambridge, MA (6.04-1.06)

Co-founded G9Girl, Inc., a "girl-power" principled apparel and accessories company targeting tween girls. Developed identity, branding, print and web presence for the company, as well as original artwork, character concepts and products, including design and execution of a comprehensive line of apparel, stationery and accessories.

Creative Director, New York City, NY (1.00-7.00)

Designed web UI for interactive online bookmark management site. Responsibilities included developing information architecture, look and feel, and page by page design details, as well as coordinating with marketing and technical departments. Also produced promotional and marketing materials, including Flash demos and banner ads, and assisted in site content development.

Graphic Designer
Magic Hour Communications, Watertown, MA (11.98-9.99)

Designed graphics for websites and CD-ROMs..
Served as principal designer for Flash applications.
Clients included Houghton-Mifflin, Lotus Development, Groton School, Trellix , MathSoft, and SpeechWorks.
Also designed print advertisements and assisted in production work.

other employment

Biomedical Research
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA (9.93-6.98)

Worked as research assistant as well as teaching assistant in field of molecular biology and genetics.

Technical Support Consultant
Intelligenetics, Mountain View, CA (7.92-7.93)

Provided technical assistance for molecular biology software programs for Macintosh, PC, Sun, and VAX platforms. Additional duties included quality assurance and testing, evaluating customers' needs for product development cycle, and instructing software training courses.

additional interests

Writing. Short stories have been published in journals such as the Southern Review, the Gettysburg Review, the Missouri Review, Triquarterly, and American Short Fiction. Recipient of the Missouri Review's Peden Prize for Best Short Story of 2010. Awarded an Artist's Fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council in 2012. Nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

Drums. Performed regularly in Boston and New York with Jo Henley, pop/country band.
Co-founded WhoSheBe? - an all-Asian female jazz quartet.

Dancing. Salsa. Performed regularly with Boston's Melaza Dance Company.
Also danced Argentine tango.

Painting. The Girls Collection was spun off into a company, G9Girl.

Pool, rollerblading, piano, travel.
Fluent in Cantonese, some French, Spanish.