Let’s design

Hello! My name is Becky and I design with peoplefrom high school students to teachers, city residents to government employees, physicians to caregivers of kids with asthmato make schools, clinics, neighborhoods, and cities better and more equitable places. 
I’m currently a Presidential Innovation Fellow with the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division and Office for Access to Justice. As a fellow I’m focused on bringing human-centered design methods and mindsets to DOJ to ensure that our touch points with the public are accessible, equitable, and easy to use.

Previously I worked as Associate Director of the Center for Social Design at MICA where I led projects that brought students together with non-profits, private institutions, and public agencies to advance equity and social justice through human-centered design.


I use human-centered design to engage people in creating the places, products, and services that make them happy and healthy.  As we move together from research to synthesis to ideation to prototyping and ultimately implementation, I also draw on the frameworks, tools, and principles of Equity-Centered Community Design and Design Justice to ensure that the process is actively dismantling systemic racism and inequality. 

🔎 Research

Listening and observing to find what’s working (bright spots) and what’s not (pain points).

📝 Synthesis

Identifying themes and insights from the research.

💡 Ideate

Imagining new possibilities to address the design challenge.

🛠 Prototype

Bringing ideas to life, testing them in context, and continually revising based on feedback.

✨ Implement

Working with partners to make the ideas happen and measure success.