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Leveraging Human-Centered Design for Impact: A Breakfast with Becky Slogeris

  • Tsai CITY 254 Elm Street, 3rd Floor New Haven, CT 06511 (map)

Join visiting human-centered designer Becky Slogeris for a breakfast discussion of how human-centered design can be a tool for finding effective leverage points within a system that allow you to create and maximize your social impact.

Becky Slogeris is the Associate Director at the Center for Social Design at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), where she is responsible for program coordination, operations and communications for various initiatives engaging MICA students and faculty in social change through human-centered design. Becky also runs the Center's Practice-based studios, which bring together students at MICA from various disciplines to collaborate with outside partners on pressing social problems. Past partners include Baltimore City Health Department, Behavioral Health System Baltimore, Johns Hopkins Center for Child and Community Health Research, Johns Hopkins Center on Aging and Health, and the Baltimore Campaign for Grade Level Reading. In addition to her teaching experience in higher education, Becky has extensive experience working with youth. She developed social justice curriculum and taught middle school students at Elev8 Baltimore as a Children's Defense Fund Freedom Schools Servant Leader Intern and Out-of-School Time Coach and facilitated design research workshops with high school students through the Center for Urban Pedagogy in New York. She has developed national project-based middle and high school curriculum for clients like the USDA, FEMA, First the Seed Foundation, Sandy Hook Promise, and Choose To Be Nice and worked with partners like Teach for All, Teach for America, Baltimore Urban Debate League, and the White House's My Brother's Keeper Initiative to infuse design into education.