This year’s Innovation Forum Committee Members are a dynamic group from a diverse array of departments and disciplines across the UWB campus.
At UW Bothell, Dinah Aldrich serves as executive assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Off campus, she is the founder and director of program development for Mothers Alliance on Mental Illness.
Melissa Arias is Asst. Vice Chancellor for Advancement and responsible for advancing the UW Bothell’s individual, corporate and foundation support across all academic programs. Prior to coming to UW Bothell she was the Director of a regional human service non-profit that worked with women and children survivors of domestic violence. Arias holds a J.D. from Seattle University and undergraduate degrees from the University of Washington in economics and political science.
Aina Braxton graduated this summer with her B.A. in Law, Economics, and Public Policy and currently works as a Program Assistant for the 2013 Innovation Forum.
Peggy Brown has been the Facilities Use and Events Manager at UW Bothell since September 2012. She was also on the Planning committee for the first Forum, held in March 2012.
Ann Cox is the Strategic Initiatives Director at UW Bothell, where she works with the campus community to move forward with the priorities of 21st Century Campus Initiative strategic plan. Ann served on the planning committee for UWBothell’s inaugural Innovation Forum last year and was delighted at the opportunity to participate this year as well. She is looking forward to a week of exciting activities involving faculty, staff, students and the community at the 2013 Innovation Forum on Engaging Design!
Dr. Bill Erdly is Director of the Interactive Media Design degree and founder of the Computing & Software Systems program at UWB. His academic and industry work spans a variety of areas including knowledge management systems, interactive/social game design & analytics, human-computer interaction, health care informatics, collaborative computing, social/organizational processes and technology work with tribal communities.
Randi Evans is one of the Program Assistants for the Forum. Additionally, she serves as a lecturer in CUSP and works in the community as a teaching artist and arts administrator.
Gray Kochhar-Lindgren is Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Learning and Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences. Currently, he is working on building administrative infrastructure for a variety of high-impact student learning experiences and writing on Kant in Hong Kong and Philosophy in the Streets.
Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren is the Director of the 2013 Innovation Forum: Engaging Design. An Associate Professor of Performance Studies at UWB, she is also the Director of Folded Paper Dance, and is currently developing productions of the Waterworks Cycle in Hong Kong and Delhi. She is also a core member of the steering committee for an international conference on Research Creativity atHKBU and accompanying cross-disciplinary research lab and exhibit on Haptic Interfaces.
Andrea Ramirez is currently the Assistant Director of Student Activities within the Office of Student Life at UWB Bothell. She oversees a number of areas including: Campus Events, Diversity Programs, Leadership Development & Programs, Alternative Spring Break, Volunteer Opportunities, Reflection Room, Student Space, Clubs and Organizations, and Student Government.
Jodi St. George is currently a Senior studying Business Administration, concentrating in the fields of Marketing & Management. Jodi is the Director of Public Relations for ASUWB, the Student Government at UW Bothell. She has been involved in Student Life for two years in many different areas and is passionate about representing the student voice at UW Bothell.
Linda Taylor is Executive Assistant to the Chancellor.