[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]My research and academic work have been focused on innovative design solutions that positively fuel and sustain social innovations. I am interested in integrating solutions in complex social issues gleaned from human-centered research. The desired goal of my research is to establish a toolkit and models that can be integrated into an academic or community setting, in order to create a space for conversation and knowledge exchange. These strategies are meant to invite students and community members to actively participate and collaborate in the creation of new ideas and solutions.
This type of methodology is evident in all of my major projects, Racism Untaught and Operation Compass. Racism Untaught, in which she co-coordinates a pedagogical framework focused on revealing and unlearning forms of racialized design, or design that perpetuates elements of racism, through a design research framework. Operation Compass, an ethnographic research study concerned with developing design-led interventions to combat the complex social issue of human trafficking.