"About" with dog drawing done by Emma
Picture of Emma
Image of Good Behavior Bar

Hospitality Empathy

I have worked in the food and beverage industry for 7+ years. 5 years I managed teams up to 40 people. Wrapping up my career managing for Danny Myers at the MOMA in NYC.

"I long believe I learned more in the kitchen and dining room then I ever did college." -Anthony Bourdain.
Image of Young Emma

Arts & Crafts

Beyond the digital world of UX/UI; ever since I was little, I loved to build with my hands.

In 2019, I won 2nd place at New York Comic Con for a Rocket Raccoon costume I made from scratch. Moving jaw and all!
Image of Emma's dog

Must Love Dogs

All my life I have grown up around dogs. Every single canine we have brought into our home has been a rescue. Meet Edgar, pictured above.

I believe in second chances.
Image of a pastry Emma made

Sucker for Sweets

As an ex-pastry sous chef at The Writing Room and Inatesso Cafe. I always leave room for dessert.

I studied at ICE in NYC, gaining a diploma in pasty + baking. This was the kick-start to my hospitality career.
Picture of Emma in The Nutcracker

Child Performer

I have embraced the city to its fullest and took advantage of the arts being a child performer.
I danced with NYCB (New York City Ballet) for 5 years, was on off-broadway, and sang with NYCO (New York City Opera) until the age of 17.

These experiences helped shape my discipline that I have carried throughout my life and career.


To be a true creative one must be in the open mind. A place of wonder and curiosity.

My favorite worlds are those with fanatical creatures such as Harry Potter and The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

My story told on CNBC Make It (2020)

Why Product Design?
It gives me the opportunity to combine my insights, curiosity, knowledge, and journey with my love for visual and interaction design.
I get to use my empathy from years in hospitality to make a bigger impact on the world and businesses.​ I get to tackle the maco and micro, keeping my mind sharp.

What makes me a great Product/UX Designer?
Effective communication on cross-functional teams. My love for process and organization with the space for innovation. Positive adaptability, impeccable empathy, user-focused, and business-minded from my entrepreneur days.

What am I up to:
Looking for my next opportunity. Ideally in Food Tech, Education or Health and Wellness.
Mentoring those just breaking into product design.

When I am not busy designing: I am watching documentaries, spending time with my daughter, DIYing, drawing, or cooking. If it is creative or pushing my mind's limits count me in.​