I'm Monica,
and I love connecting users and solving problems with design.

I'm a rising senior studying Psychology and Computer Science at Columbia University. (I’m looking for summer 2021 internship opportunities!)

Creativity and art, which first came into my life as writing and film photography, is something that I view as essential to my happiness. Additionally, I love connecting with others, learning through research, and analyzing data, so product design appears to be my perfect career path.

My resume is quite diverse. I have worked in film development, marketing, wealth management, and the non-profit space. I’ve even published a book for 100,000 Instagram followers. In the past, my interests moved quickly, but I feel that design has finally grounded me. In fact, when I’m in the design flow, I work for hours on end.

I’m passionate about designing for problem-solving and want to create experiences that are informative, intuitive, and fun. I believe that users inform products and that understanding them is the most important part of the design experience.

Check out my resume.

Connect with me on LinkedIn.


Figma, Sketch, Adobe XD.
Competitive Analysis.
Usability Testing.

What I've Been...

Listening To
Raspberry by Grouplove.
Loneliness for Love by Lovelytheband.
Kilby Girl by The Backseat Lovers.
Freakin' Out on the Interstate by Briston Maloney.
The Handmaiden.
In the Mood for Love.
How to Train Your Dragon.
Death Note.
One Punch Man.
The Queen's Gambit.
One Punch Man.

Other Work Experience

Film Development Intern
at John Fogel Entertainment

I covered scripts by writing summaries, giving notes, and editing content. I communicated directly with the CEO to make sure films would be their best before entering development.
MFO Investment Intern
at Geller & Company

I helped the firm clean up data in Excel as they were transferring information over to a new system. I also did daily market research and compiled my findings into pitch decks.
Founder and Chairwoman
of Cecil & Violet

I created a nonprofit that connected Southeast Asian textile producers (25 individuals from 6 cities in Cambodia, Thailand, Laos) to the global market, helping generate sustainable income.
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