Hi, I'm Alyson!
I am a designer, researcher, and strategist working in the social impact sector.
With a background in social science and community development, I am passionate about understanding and advocating for the needs of people most impacted by a product or service. My career began in non-profits where I learned to design systems, develop program strategy, build community, and communicate messages clearly. After some time in the field, I pursued an MFA in social Innovation design and now work on a variety of social impact projects. My unique background and experiences have inspired my multifaceted perspective on how design can be used to create better outcomes.
Gaining a holistic view of an issue is important to me and I approach every situation with empathy and humility as I try to understand stakeholder perspectives. I love hearing people’s lived experiences and working with them to create a new way forward using participatory design research, trauma informed practices, and co-creation.
I believe design can be used to move people towards wholeness and move systems toward equity.