About Us

We are a diverse team that brings a critical mix of expertise in higher education, K-12, talent development, policy and entrepreneurship. We are connected in our belief that designing models from the learner perspective can address equity and skills gaps in an incredibly dynamic world of work.

Working with 12 higher ed leaders, the Lab's Designers in Residence program is co-creating the future roles of college.

The 2021 cohort brings together a design team of 12 visionary thinkers and doers from postsecondary institutions to evolve and strengthen the role of colleges to be regional change agents to close economic and racial opportunity gaps.

Who We Are

  • Educators
  • Futurists
  • Designers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Collaborators
  • Systems Thinkers
  • Bakers
  • Arts Lovers
  • DJs
  • Improv Artists
  • Parents
  • Crafters + Makers




Core Values





We are biased toward action.

We are learner-driven.

We believe education is the most important lever for economic mobility.

We believe economic mobility can break the cycle of poverty.




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Careers + How to Get Involved

We are always looking for fellow travelers who believe we can build a more relevant, accessible, portable, and visible education system for learners. Join us in working on-the-ground to build an equitable future.




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