2012 - 2014 Toronto, ON
Master of Science in Biomedical Communications (MScBMC) University of Toronto · Faculty of Medicine · Institute of Medical Science
2003 - 2007 Los Angeles, CA
Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology University of California, Los Angeles · College of Letters and Science

Professional Experience

12/2015 - Present Redwood City, CA
DesignerVave Health
2005 - Present Los Angeles, CA
Principal + Medical IllustratorKandeo Studios (formerly independent contractor)
12/2014 - 11/2105 Remote
Designer + Front-End DeveloperAlzCare Labs
08/2014 - 07/2015 Los Angeles, CA
Scientific Graphic DesignerUniversity of Southern California · Institute for Neuroimaging and Informatics
2014 Mississauga, ON
Teaching AssistantUniversity of Toronto, Mississauga · Biomedical Communications
2012 - 2014 Mississauga, ON
Web Technology Development Associate (Work-Study)University of Toronto, Mississauga · Biomedical Communications
2012 Emeryville, CA
Research Associate II (via R&D Partners)Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research · Oncology-Pharmacology
2011 Thousand Oaks, CA
Senior Research Associate (via R&D Partners) Amgen, Inc. · Metabolic Disorders · Bone Diseases
2008 - 2011 Los Angeles, CA
Staff Research Associate IIUniversity of California, Los Angeles · Molecular and Medical Pharmacology

Technical Experience

Creative Technology
Biomedical research

Awards & Scholarships

2014 San Francisco
Code-a-thon Winner, Validic Track Health 2.0 SF Code-a-thon 2014, Design Lead for team
2014 U of Toronto
Second place, Best Poster Presentation Research Excellence Celebration at University of Toronto Mississauga
2014 U of Toronto
Vesalian Scholar Award The Vesalius Trust for Visual Communication in Health Sciences
2013 U of Toronto
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) scholarship "NeuroPhysics: Setting New Frontiers in Neuroscience with Material Sciences & Photonics"

Community & Outreach Activities

Mentor AIG University Code-a-thon
Mentor UCLA Circle K Career Development Night
Judge Peel Region Science Animation Festival 2014
Volunteer Novartis Community Partnership Day, supporting local communities & charities
2010 - 2014
Judge FBLA-PBL California State Business Leadership Conference
Runner Honda Los Angeles Marathon, 25th anniversary, benefiting local charities
2006 - 2009
Runner Annual UCLA 5K Run/Walk benefiting Mattel Children’s Hospital

Leadership Positions

2014 U of Toronto
Director of Branding and Promotion Biocommunication Academic Meetings, Toronto 2014 (BAMTO)
2013 - 2014 U of Toronto
Student Representative Biomedical Communications Alumni Association (BMCAA)
2013 - 2014 U of Toronto
Senior Design Editor Institute of Medical Science Magazine

Professional Memberships

2013 - Present
Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI)
2013 - 2014
ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics (SIGGRAPH)


Selected Published Illustrations

Symposium Presentations