Design Ignites Change Educators Grant recipient
The $5,000 Educator Grant supports two courses developed by college and university faculty that join forces with a community partner to implement a social impact design project with their class or with a student initiative outside class time. Organics Recovery, developed by Mira Azarm and Nicole Mogul, will introduce an interdisciplinary group of sophomores in the University of Maryland College Park Scholars program to design thinking in a hands-on, collaborative process by working on a real-world project: adding a composting stream to Frederick’s commercial waste management plan. More info
Launching Artists in Baltimore (LAB) Award juror
Clinton Global Initiative University, MICA Center for Social Design Delegate
Sappi Ideas That Matter Grant recipient
Design for the Neighborhood Design Center—promoting civic design collaboration to improve life in Baltimore. We received $26K to produce event and exhibit materials, and print various rebranded collateral resulting from the work initially done in the MICA Center for Social Design's Practice-based studio.
Art Director’s Club of Metropolitan Washington 64th Annual Show
Silver Medalist: “DIWhy?” illustrations
“Queering Disability” LGBT Lecture Series Poster
Launching Artists in Baltimore (LAB) Award
The LAB Awards grant a total of five $10,000 awards to support graduate students completing their MA or MFA degrees at MICA to engage in projects and initiatives in Baltimore. The awards provide a launching platform for graduating students to enter and meaningfully contribute to the cultural life of Baltimore.
Clinton Global Initiative University, Washington University in St. Louis
Attended this yearly meeting of students, youth organizations, and topic experts to discuss and develop innovative solutions to global challenges. Almost (!) met Bill Clinton.
Think Wrong, Do Right: Alternative Break Trip to Greensboro, Alabama
Served as mentor to 16 undergraduate and graduate students as they developed and implemented a social change project to inspire town residents.
A Project M BLITZ is a crazy, chaotic, energizing, rapid and satisfying project that uses design thinking for the greater good. Comprised of a small, dedicated team of designers, or other creative collaborators, the BLITZ team is challenged to produce a completed project in a week’s worth of time.
Graduate Pie Baking Competition
Received the Best Savory Pie award with a perfect score for an invented Samosa Pie with Mint-cilantro yogurt sauce. (Hey, not every award has to be so serious!)