I'm inspired by people, their stories and the rawness of nature. These days, I am simply learning to enjoy life's impermanence.
I'm Fiona, a soul-searcher, creative, & designer. After graduating from YSDN in Toronto, I packed up my bags and moved my life to San Francisco where I'm spending my time designing Google's Fuchsia OS. I’m also the director of Hexagon, a global 501(c)3 non-profit for women and non-binary folks in UX.
I'm passionate about a lot of things, but specifically fitness, mental health awareness, travel, and doing good in the world. I aim to help bridge the gap between the rich and the poor, to support those who are not as fortunate, and to empower people to reach their dreams. I believe we can save the world starting with love.
Get to know me and you'll quickly learn that I have an insatiable desire to explore the world (see where I've been!) and a small obsession with boba, reaching my Fitbit steps, palm trees, and the ocean. I can usually be found taking photos, backpacking in the woods, or playing 90’s hip hop and r&b music.
in the media
→ GOOGLE DESIGN METHOD PODCAST
→ CALIFORNIA DREAMING | SHERIDAN
→ BRIDGING THE GAP | GOOGLE I/O
→ ADOBE BLOG | WOMEN IN UX
→ NET MAGAZINE | MAR. 2017
→ NBC BAY AREA | JAN 30. 2017
→ FAQ: TIPS AND TRICKS FOR UX
→ LANDING YOUR FIRST JOB
→ YORKU ALUMNI FEATURE
→ YORKU MAGAZINE WINTER '15
→ SHERIDAN CURIOSITIES
→ GOOGLE FOR STUDENTS
→ MARKHAM ECONOMIST & SUN
in the ux community
→ RGB AT BERKELEY | MAR 2019 - SESSION SPEAKER
→ CUTC WATERLOO | MAY 2018 - SESSION SPEAKER
→ BERKELEY CMYK | NOV 2017 - KEYNOTE SPEAKER
→ GOOGLE I/O | MAY 2017 - SESSION SPEAKER
→ SHERIDAN IXD / YSDN | NOV 2016 - SPEAKER
→ BERKELEY CMYK | NOV 2016 - SPEAKER
→ GRACE HOPPER CONF | OCT 2016 - ATTENDEE
→ IDEATE AT DUKEU | APRIL 2016 - SPEAKER
→ INTERACTION 16 BY IXDA | MAR 2016 - ATTENDEE
→ TEDxUCI LIMITLESS | MAY 2015 - VOLUNTEER
→ YSDN MADE 2015 | APRIL 2015 - GRADSHOW
→ YSDN INTERNSHIP NIGHT | DEC 2014 - PANELIST
→ STARTUP WEEKEND TORONTO | SEP, NOV 2013
→ FITC TORONTO | APRIL 2013, 2014 - VOLUNTEER
TO BUILD A SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY THAT FOSTERS DIVERSITY, SUPPORT, EMPOWERMENT, AND MENTORSHIP FOR WOMEN.
IMPROVE STUDENT SUCCESS IN LOW-INCOME AREAS THROUGH BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS ACROSS FAMILIES, SCHOOLS, AND COMMUNITIES.
I lived in Saudi Arabia for a year shortly after I was born
I played the piano for 12 years before focusing on fine arts & design
I’m big on traveling. Ventured to 29 countries and counting!
I have a family Schnauzer named Dali; a rescue from Mexico
I was a competitive dragon boat paddler at York University
I held a poster in an episode of Degrassi!