Tina completed a Master of Science in Architecture while obtaining her Certificate in New Media at UC Berkeley. Her undergraduate degree is a Bachelor of Fine Arts with minors in engineering and entrepreneurship. She served as a research affiliate at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory studying clay 3D printing applications within developmental engineering. With over 10 years in product development ranging from medical devices to water filters, she is a research consultant for international businesses within ceramics, such as Potters for Peace. She also runs a small makerspace in West Berkeley where she incubates early businesses and constructs digitally fabricated products.