Sole designer and developer of The Forward Directory and accompanying launch campaign.
Forward is a location-based mobile game that helps players leverage their existing talents and interests to support issues they care about, improve their understanding of civic processes, and bolster the whole community’s participation in local democracy. Targeted at Millennials and teens, Forward supports bottom-up crowdsourcing of place-based art, media, and data to support local nonprofits and advocacy groups. The game …
Introduction My work this summer can, in many ways, be summarized by this insightful quote by climate activist Naomi Klein: “Part of our work now – a key part – is not just resistance, not just saying ‘no.’ We have to do that, of course, but we also have to fiercely protect some space to dream and plan for a …
The Maker Program Starter Kit is an actionable framework with step-by-step instructions to guide new maker educators through the process of building their first maker program. The 140-page guide includes eleven original activities and accompanying worksheets and templates. My Role: • Conducted interviews with maker educators to identify best practices • Developed 10-step framework for program development • Wrote and revised …
ChangeX is a mobile platform that enables companies, cities and organizations to run social impact competitions for youth ages 13-24. Unlike traditional competitions, ChangeX coaches teams each step of the way with lessons in design thinking and technical skill-building. This approach maximizes each participant’s ability to develop successful solutions while motivating important 21st century learning.
In March I helped Facing History and Ourselves run their first youth civic hackathon.
Tech Challenge SF was a 4-week technical pilot for The Resilience Challenge is which Bay Area teens completed online and offline skill-building activities in design and technology.
At ChangeX Education we’re building games, curriculum & social impact competitions to fuel 21st century learning. Our curriculum and platform connect young changeMakers ages 13-24 with training in key 21st century skills and the support networks they need to build powerful social impact careers.
Founder & Director, Oct 2014-present
The Resilience Challenge was a 9-week bootcamp and social impact competition for that trained Bay Area teenagers to use design, technology and the startup mindset to prototype solutions for civic issues.
Lead Creator, Writer & Director, 2012-2014 I was the Director of City X Project curriculum, the largest initiative of the nonprofit I founded with Brett Schilke and Matthew Straub. We developed and tested the comprehensive classroom workshop through 17 iterations in five countries and three languages. After testing the curriculum with over a thousand students, we released it in April …
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