Founder Gym is an online training center for underrepresented founders who want to build successful tech startups. The current model is four-week cohorts focused on different topics.
I met the founder, Mandela Schumacher-Hodge Dixon, while working at Kapor Capital and Mandela and I aligned on our passion for creating more equity in tech and our love of human-centered design.
Through my work, I helped define the service and design the onboarding experience for mobile and web, as well as design in-person experiences.
Over the course of a year, in partnership with the African American Arts and Culture Complex (AAACC), our team of five grad students researched and designed an initiative to increase community resilience in San Francisco's Western Addition neighborhood. Through co-design with local youth, the proposal was a community parklet.
The Centre for Humanitarian Data, an innovative "startup" within the United Nations OCHA, is based in the Hague, The Netherlands. The Centre was launched after the Ebola crisis exposed known issues with how data travels through humanitarian systems (data is inaccurate and delayed).
I worked with the Centre to research, design, and help launch a programme for engagement between the Centre, private sector, academia, and the tech industry.
Building a community for women in engineering.
Human is a concept for an employee onboarding and engagement platform for companies who want to build welcoming and inclusive cultures.
Fascinated by really complex and systemic problems, I've been exploring creative approaches to inclusion for a number of years. Our final project in grad school provided the perfect opportunity to go deeper into the exploration by starting with researching identity.