The importance of giving to others can’t be understated and that’s because the secret to living is giving.
When we focus our energy towards constructing something meaningful, we are tossing a pebble into the world, creating a beautiful effect of inspiration. And when one person follows a dream, tries something new, or takes a daring leap, everyone nearby feels that energy and before too long, end up making their own daring leaps, creating more ripple effects.
I like working with children on the side of my daily work because they are our future, and if not given the opportunity to see another side of the pond, they might never be inspired.
TECH TREK SUMMER CAMP – JUNE 2019
If you ever want to go away to tech camp, this is one the one to get involved with. Through hands-on problem solving and encounters with women role models in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), AAUW Tech Trek helps girls see their futures in different ways.
This one-week summer camp is backed by (American University of Women) and is designed to make STEM fields exciting and accessible to girls in middle school.
GOOGLE HANGOUT TALK – 2017
This Tech Talk focused on STEAMD for an all girls’ school. I presented two portfolios of my work describing my process on how I ended up designing in tech. There was a Q & A after.
TECH TREK at SYMANTEC – 2017
This is the first time I had ever come across Tech Trek, an all girls summer camp based on STEM. My role was to do a presentation on the icon project I had been working on for the past 6 months. There was an iconography workshop after. Since this presentation, I still continue to work with the Tech Trek and the AAUW ladies.
SUMMER NIGHT LIGHTS – 2012
The Summer Night Lights program is a partnership undertaken by the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Gang Reduction & Youth Development. This program is designed to keep kids off the streets when gang recruitment happens, which is usually in the neighborhood parks in the summer. This SNL program keeps recreation centers and parks open, and a gives the kids options on courses like art, physical education, theatre, and a few more.
I was chosen to design and teach an art program for the kids of Toberman Park in Downtown, Los Angeles. My project was a multimedia project where we combined paint, spray paint, and photography, and overlapped them to represent the best creative versions of themselves. The kids learned how to stencil, splatter, spray paint, paint, and do portrait photography. It turned out to be one of my favorite projects so far.