At the Lab, Elisabeth leads the Creativity for COVID remote internship program and supports the micro-credentialing team. In her work with the remote internship program, Elisabeth cultivates student, facilitator, and employer partnerships, develops course content and structure, and manages operations. The program is a 6-week remote internship program through the Marion Berry Summer Youth Employment Program wherein student teams act as consultants alongside human-centered design facilitators to explore a local organization’s defined challenge.
Elisabeth has a background in user experience, cognitive science, and socially-engaged design. Before joining the Lab team, Elisabeth co-founded a company dedicated to providing people with chronic illness with empathetic, and on-demand support during times of symptom flare ups. Her favorite part of research and design is having the opportunity to dive head first into new industries and spaces that she ordinarily wouldn’t have the chance to learn about!
Elisabeth holds a master’s degree in User Experience research and design from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in Cognitive Science and German from the University of Virginia. She strives to support the Lab’s mission of redesign structures of higher education to improve learning experiences and increase equity.