Nine years after moving from Uruguay to the United States, I found myself spearheading the Digital Marketing and Public Relations efforts for a corporate event planning company in Chicago – it was in this role that I became interested in design thinking, storytelling, and the art of inquiry.

We are all affected by stories that are told well; exposed by thoughtful questions; and lead better lives when supplemented by intuitive design. I believe storytellers, designers, and empathetic people have the power to most impact our culture. That’s why, this year, I am leaping out of my comfort zone and striving to improve in these areas.  

As a member of the Class of 2016 at Experience Institute, I will be designing an educative year based on apprenticeships and intensive courses delivered by industry leaders. Upon completion, I expect to have grown exponentially as a storytelling leader, and be well on the path to becoming a change agent in the community.