An Applied Anthropologist

Advocating for inclusive and moral design of systems that support the well-being of our collective future


WHY?
I am a Curious Human, an Anthropologist, a Researcher, a Systems Thinker, a Strategist, a Facilitator, an Educator, a Life Long Student, and more. 

I believe in Human Potential. And I believe that the technologies at this point in time have the power to enable this potential to both CREATE a better world and to DESTROY the world; I believe this because Design + Development are the processes of creating realities. 

We create systems, products, services, advertisements, interactions, curriculum, channels of communication, etc., and it is through these creations that people form their understanding of life - their ideas of self and other - their fundamental belief systems, and therefore their actions which become their habits which feed their behaviors which, collectively, may become powerful cultural systems.

I want to support the Design + Development of realities that nurture human beings and our planet. In order to do this we must first be vulnerable, curious, ask a lot of questions, observe and listen - we must be aware of the Structure and our Agency - notice those systemic beliefs that inform our actions that become habits that feed our behaviors that become the systems we operate within.

I care deeply about understanding the impact we have with our creations, actions, conversations and intentions; and I hope to bring this understanding into the world of business so that we may operate in congruence with our survival as a planet. And in this work, I do not seek to force change - I seek to create the conditions for meaningful change to take hold.

Question: How might we begin to assess the nebulous ways in which we affect the collective reality? 
Thank you for reading.
"I’m making explorations. I don’t know where they’re going to take me. My work is designed for the pragmatic purpose of trying to understand our technological environment and its psychic and social consequences." 
- Marshall McLuhan