Born and raised in the Bay Area, Willow grew up loving science and art. They pursued both passions at the University of California, Berkeley, where they received their BA in Molecular and Cell Biology, alongside a Minor in Art Practice. Willow went on to complete the Master of Science in Biomedical Communications program at the University of Toronto. There, they dived into patient communication and health empowerment, receiving the Vesalian Scholar award for their research into designing an interactive digital narrative for use as a gamified ADHD coaching tool for young adults.
Prior to joining Impact, Willow dabbled in the world of UX before reentering the biomedical field as a scientific illustrator, working closely with researchers to illustrate complex research graphics as well as eye-catching journal covers. Taking their passion for both modern editorial design and graphic narrative, they strive to balance both form and function in their work. Willow now brings this audience-first design experience and a strong academic background to assist in communications in the legal sphere.
In their free time, Willow enjoys drawing, trying all things crafty and DIY, gaming with friends, and scouring the lands for the most stylish and delicious boba drinks.
University of Toronto (M.S. – Biomedical Communications)
University of California, Berkeley (B.A. – Molecular and Cell Biology, Minor in Art Practice)