01. About me
Heyo! I'm Angela, a fourth-year BS/MS student at the University of Chicago studying CS and design. From the doodles that covered the walls of my childhood room to the code that fills my computer screen today - I've always loved creating things.
I'm fascinated by how we can leverage upon the natural tension between tech and art to build powerful tools, and am particularly interested in building ML applications to solve real-world problems empirically. At UChicago, I co-organize our annual hackathon, Uncommon Hacks, research adverserial machine learning mechanisms to defend against deepfakes in the SAND Lab, design for the Center for Data and Computing, and work in our department's Computer Science Instructional Laboratory.
When I'm not in front of a computer, you can probably find me checking out the MCA's latest exhibition, raving about the wonders of tofu, or watching documentaries.
Communications Design Lead
American Red Cross Youth | July 2017 - July 2018
During my term as Communications Design Team Lead, I lead a group of individuals in charge of spearheading communication design initatives for the American Red Cross' youth volunteers, including the official youth volunteer website and newsletter, with accumulations of over 900,000 views and over 30,000 subscribers, respectively.
I also designed materials for the American Red Cross (ARC) National Youth Council's projects, including the Pathways Project and annual rosters. Working directly with the branding and design teams at ARC National Headquarters, I've collaborated on the creation of many resources for youth, including the Activity Guides and Club in a Kit projects.
Curatorial Design Intern
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston | Sept 2016 - June 2017
I co-curated the Origins of the Self exhibition, featuring the work of a select few Houston artists, promoting diversity and inclusion.
I also designed promotional material for museum exhibitions and outreach events using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.