Dedicated to improving society and the field of design and technology, I serve as a leader for several organizations and volunteer in my local community. Through these engagements, I seek to diversify the field and empower new voices toward ethical and positive design futures.
Co-chair, 2019-2022 Peer reviewer, Primer Conference
Co-launched the 400+ member Chicago chapter—includes talks, workshops and engages with the international futures community
Director of Design Futures, 2019-present Chair, 2021-present
Develop, organize, and facilitate multiple national and international events—serving the design research community
DePaul School of Design Talks
Symposium Director, 2016-2020
Created annual budgets, themes, and coordinated public talks and workshops with the top design and tech voices in the field
Co-chair, Women Lead Chicago, 2015-2019 DePaul Faculty Advisor, 2016-2022
National Peer Reviewer, 2016-2022
Served in various roles since 1996 at both the local and national levels
Rhode Island school of Design
Career Day Mentor Annual National Portfolio Reviewer
Involved an alum and former adjunct professor, including mentorship, visiting critic, and National Portfolio Reviewer
DePaul Coleman Entrepreneurship Center
Campus Advisory Board, 2016-2022
Selected to serve as a strategic advisor and mentor for student-led entrepreneurial business ventures
I have developed, organized and launched hundreds of local and national events. Below is a sampling of some favorites.
Reimagine: Using Art and Design to Imagine Alternate Worlds
In this panel conversation hosted by Chicago Speculative Futures, 4 artists discuss the power of design to imagine alternate societies, neighborhoods, and worlds.
AT THE INTERSECTION OF AI & DESIGN
In partnership with General Assembly and Speculative Futures Chicago—we unpack how designers can work with AI and how we can effectively adapt to the currently-unfolding AI revolution.
Women @ Work
Presented with AIGA Chicago, hear inspiring stories, innovative policies, and best practices to support and promote women in design from a curated group of Chicago startups, agencies, and studios.