Design, Research, & Organizing
In January 2018, Tulane University released results of a comprehensive study that 41% of undergraduate women and 19% of undergraduate men reported being sexually assaulted since attending the university. In 2018 I led a yearlong research and design project with Tulane students to address the epidemic of sexual violence on campus resulting in student-designed ideas around prevention, justice and healing that are being implemented on campus today.
As a Design Researcher and Project Lead at global design firm, IDEO, I led teams to deeply understand human needs and bring these voices to life for the purpose of solving design problems with a focus in systems and social change.
One example of this work was a project to redesign for-profit career colleges into models for student success.
FOSSIL FREE FESTIVAL
I am honored to have had a small part in organizing the inaugural Fossil Free Festival (FFF). FFF is a convening that had its inaugural celebration in 2018, uniting community for one week with art, food, music, film screenings, and workshops, to imagine a #FossilFreeCulture. FFF establishes a dedicated and open space for us to dig deep into the ethics and complexities of funding art and education with fossil fuel money and to envision a future free of fossil fuels.