I'm Theresa–

I ask questions,

make (some) sense of complexity,

strategize & create.

I’m currently a UX designer at Ancestry in San Francisco. Beyond the 9–5, I’m also pursuing my Masters in Strategic Design & Management at Parsons in New York City.

I’ve been working on...

connecting people to strangers they’re related to
ANCESTRY MESSAGING
mobile app, responsive web, product design & research
helping people discover “where they’re from”
ANCESTRY DNA
responsive web, product design & research

I've also worked on...

empowering kids to build intercultural competency
THE PAN PAL PROJECT
research, experience design, publication & visual design
celebrating diversity through music
LEND YOUR EAR
creative coding, illustration, animation, storytelling

Now on things beyond the pixels...

As a creative, I’m a strong believer in unfinished but complete–that experiences should keep evolving while also delivering meaningful values in each milestone and that collaboration is key. I’m also passionate about consciously learning and un-learning whether in and outside the 9–5.

I find joy in stories and I’m always thinking on ways I can empower people to be at the center of their own stories. I also find joy in baking, learning languages, photography, books, and animation.