Innovation Forum 2013: Engaging Design

Presenter Bios

David Allen is the director of the UW Bothell Nursing and Health Studies Program.  His 40-year career as a nurse and an academic has focused on the relationships among social justice, health and health care education.  His scholarship addresses how feminist and anti-racist theories can inform our models of health care.  For several years he led a coalition between the University of Washington and the Washington State Department of Corrections to address prison mental health.

Kirk Anderson (Founding Principal of ACTIONPOINTE)
Kirk is a multi-faceted leader with over 30 years of business experience bridging several industries. Kirk is a graduate of the Executive Development Program at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (an in-residence certificated leadership development program), and holds a BA in Business Administration with a minor in Real Estate from Washington State University. Kirk is currently a founding Principal at ACTIONPOINTE, providing leadership and career development, facilitation and coaching services as well as strategic planning and execution assistance to organizations and individuals.

Historically, Kirk has served as a senior operating executive, including President/CEO, to firms in commercial real estate, telecommunications services, entertainment programming & production, consulting, and career and leadership development. In a public service role, Kirk was appointed by the Governor of the State of Washington to serve two successive terms representing the business community on the Puget Sound Council and Action Team, which governs water quality policy for the Puget Sound Basin.

Kirk also served on numerous committees and boards for industry and community organizations locally and nationally. Such as Seattle Rotary, Building Owners & Managers Association, Bridges to Understanding, The Compassion Action Network International and volunteering as an Executive Committee member and Chair of the Business & Policy-Maker Committee for ?Seeds of Compassion?, which in April of 2008 hosted one of Seattle's largest ever community events bringing the Dalai Lama to Seattle.

Annette Anderson is the Director of Curriculum at UW Bothell. She provides support and oversight for new program and curriculum development.  Current research centers on curriculum trends in higher education and graduate education.  She also does research in equity education for the Black Education Strategy Roundtable, an advisory group to the Governor’s Commission on African American Affairs.  The group works to develop, support and advance new policies and programs to help Black students succeed at all levels of education in Washington State.

Amaranth Borsuk is the author of Handiwork (Slope, 2012), selected by Paul Hoover for the 2011 Slope Editions Book Prize; Tonal Saw (The Song Cave, 2010), a chapbook; and, with programmer Brad Bouse, Between Page and Screen (Siglio Press, 2012), a book of augmented-reality poems. She has a Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Southern California, and recently served as Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities at MIT, where she taught classes in digital, visual, and material poetics. Her poems, collaborations, reviews and essays have appeared widely in print and online. She is currently at work on a critical book, The Upright Script: Modernist Mediations and Contemporary Data Poetics. She recently joined the faculty of the MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics at the University of Washington, Bothell. 

Aina Braxton is the Program Coordinator at the University of Washington Bothell’s Center for Serious Play. She graduated in June from UW Bothell with her B.A. in Law, Economics, and Public Policy and a minor in Human Rights as well as a strong performance arts background. She is currently the Unit Director on the Virtually Physical film being produced for the 2013 Innovation Forum, and has been an acting Program Assistant for the Innovation Forum since September. Her efforts have been concentrated on the Chalk It Up launch event, the Main Street art project and Virtually Physical.

Andreas Brockhaus is the Director of Learning Technologies at UW Bothell and affiliate faculty in the School for Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. He provides support for the integration of technology in teaching and learning for faculty, staff and students. His goal is to promote and enhance student learning through the most efficient and effective use of instructional technology. A sampling of projects he’s worked on include the development and implementation of an intensive faculty development institute on hybrid learning, the launching of a digital media lab, and the implementation of a campus-wide ePortfolio initiative using Google apps.

Scott Child
I have worked for just over 30 years in Software Quality Assurance, the first ten years of experience was as a test engineer performing Verification and Validation for the United States Government on weapon systems. The last 20 years my focus has been on Medical Devices specializing in Imagining Systems. Currently, I am employed by Philips Medical Systems Ultrasound and have responsibilities for Design Controls as defined by US code of federal regulations. I specialize in Verification and Validation testing, S/W and H/W development processes, Project Management, and compliance auditing. I have responsibilities for interpreting standards and translating them into Developmental Processes.

I hold a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics and Physics.

Jonathan Cluts, Director, Strategic Prototyping Group, Microsoft Corp.
As director of the strategic prototyping group at Microsoft Corp., Jonathan Cluts leads the group that creates prototypes of technologies that look out five to ten years in the future. The team conceives tangible realizations of ideas and technologies that they believe will enhance people’s productivity, lifestyle and entertainment. As part of its charter, the team also creates, manages and operates the Microsoft Home, a prototyping facility located on the company’s Redmond, Wash., campus.

Cluts has worked at Microsoft for over 20 years. He has worked in the Usability, Kids, MSN and Systems groups and for the Prototyping Group twice. He was the first full-time program manager for the Prototyping Group when Microsoft initiated its consumer and interactive television efforts under Craig Mundie.   Additionally, Cluts serves as Microsoft’s representative to the board of directors for the Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) board.  

Before joining Microsoft, Cluts worked in the music business; he owned and managed several recording studios in addition to producing and performing music. He also taught computer classes and worked for Tandy Corporation and several smaller computer companies. Cluts studied music and audio engineering at Indiana University and received a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from the University of Washington. He holds numerous patents and patent applications for technologies related to software systems and user interface design.  He is married to a former Microsoft employee and they have a college aged son.

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Karam Dana is Assistant Professor of Middle East Studies in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at UW Bothell. Most of the data he uses in his research is in Arabic, from letters written in the 19th century and the earlier part of the 20th century to public opinion surveys from around the Arabic-speaking world.

Will Dann has been with THA Architecture since 1993 and has over 30 years of planning, programming, design and project management experience. Will's extensive management experience has guided some of THA's most high-profile projects involving urban and campus planning and design, education and high-density housing. A great listener, Will focuses on understanding and addressing project aspirations and program needs, through gaining consensus with large groups of stakeholders including campus and neighborhood communities.

Will is currently working on the UWB-PH3 science and academic building, Portland Community College’s Cascade Campus expansion, and Oregon State University’s Austin Hall, College of Business.

Will received his Bachelor of Architecture from Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and his Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University, New York.

JoLynn Edwards trained as a classical ballet dancer, graduated from The Cornish School for the Allied Arts, and studied and performed in New York and elsewhere on the East Coast. She has choreographed classical ballets and the musical South Pacific for Renton High School. She is now an art historian with a specialty in older European Art and the early modern art market. She teaches a variety of classes in UW Bothell’s School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences in art history and comparative arts.

Nathan Evers is a Media and Communications student who works at the Center for Serious Play as a design intern. His work involves collaboration with his peers to create exciting and progressive video, digital and audio works for the Center and its affiliates. For the Innovation Forum, he was the primary visual designer for the Progressive Design Project, responsible for both the art direction and user interface elements of the application. On the Innovation Forum film, his contributions included editing, voice over recording, filming and acting. He also served as design lead for the Center for Serious Play web site project. Nathan is especially excited by opportunities to explore exciting new design ideas.

Jason Franklin, AICP is the Director of Campus Planning and Design and manages the Campus Planning Office. The Campus Planning Office develops long-range plans, such as the University District Framework Plan and PSU’s ten year capital plan to assess and accommodate the changing needs of the University. In addition, the office conducts feasibility studies and preliminary site plans for potential campus development projects and is responsible for space planning.

Prior to joining PSU, Jason worked as a planning consultant in Portland where he was involved with a wide variety of projects both locally and throughout the Pacific Northwest. He has managed campus master plans, comprehensive plan updates, transportation system plans, parking plans and natural resources plans. He teaches a class on the integration of ecosystem services and urban planning and is active in the Oregon chapter of the American Planning Association.

Jason received his master’s degree in urban and regional planning from PSU and his undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Minnesota.

Peggy Frazier reads poetry almost every day and delights in discovering poetry in unexpected places at unexpected times. She spends her days as the Faculty Affairs Director at the University of Washington Bothell and her free time, when she isn’t reading poetry, playing with fiber and ink, friends and cats. She particularly enjoys sharing good poems with others.

Weizhi Gao holds an MFA in Creative Writing and a Ph.D. in English. Her course offerings include composition, Discovery Core classes in CUSP, and Chinese Cultural & Language Studies. For the newly established Living Learning Communities at UW Bothell, Wei functions as faculty liaison/advisor and co-chair for the Global Learning group.

Michelle Gehlsen is a Bothell Municipal Court Judge.

David Goldstein is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences and is Director of the Teaching and Learning Center at UW Bothell.

Karen Gourd, assistant professor in education at UW Bothell, is a critical educator and advocate for educational and social change focused on equitable opportunities for all people. She uses image theatre, forum theatre (Theatre of the Oppressed), and other art forms to help participants connect analytical and emotional processes in order to deepen understanding and commitment to enact change. Karen has taken workshops with Augusto Boal and facilitated professional workshops based on his work.

Elyssa Grant, a Media & Communications Major at the University of Washington Bothell, started her role at the UW Bothell Center for Serious Play this year as a Project Manager and generalist. Her main concentration for the Innovation Forum has been editing Virtually Physical and managing the overall production pipeline for the film. Elyssa brings experience in film production and design, paired with strong attention to detail and passion for the art of film making to her work at the Center.

Ruth Gregory (MFA Film and MA in Cultural Studies) is a lecturer in the CUSP program at UW Bothell and a member of the Associate Faculty at Shoreline Community College. Her area of interest and instruction sits at the intersection of Media and Cultural Studies; her classes tend to examine power and privilege in cinema and mass media. She has been a working filmmaker for the past 17 years; her work has been shown around the world and won numerous awards. Her most recent completed work is a short documentary called Hazzard that has been playing on the film festival circuit. She is also currently working on a paper about adolescent masculinity in Reaganite teen films to coincide with the release of the remake of "Red Dawn," and a character-driven short documentary about a Karaite Jew who is also a rock n' roll guitarist. More information about Ruth and her work is available on her website:

Wanda Gregory is an IAS lecturer with a focus on game design, transmedia storytelling, virtual world design, and interactive media and entrepreneurship at UW Bothell. She was the Founding Director of the Center for Serious Play at UWB. Prior to teaching, Wanda worked extensive in the media industry beginning in print working at the Seattle Times where she launched a publication for high school students before moving into the game industry. In this capacity she worked as Associate Producer for the Imagination Network a subsidiary of Sierra Online; Senior Director of Online Media for Wizards of the Coast and Hasbro; Group Product Manager on the Xbox Live team; Executive Producer for Interactive Entertainment at Hidden City Games; and Vice President and Executive Producer for Flowplay overseeing the development of an MMO for tweens and teens.

Wanda is a three-time graduate of the UW, where she received a B.A. in English Literature, M.B.A. from the Foster School of Business and M.A. in Communications with a focus on digital media and games. During this period she also worked as a research assistant at the Human Interface Technology Lab (HitLab) on the Seattle campus. Currently Wanda is finishing up her dissertation on contemplative games and gaming through the SMARTlab at the University College of Dublin.

Susan Harewood is an Assistant Professor in Media Studies and Cultural Studies at the University of Washington Bothell. Her research focuses on Caribbean popular music. She has taught, and published widely in the fields of media and communication studies, Caribbean studies, popular music studies, and cultural studies.

Tim Hargrave is an Assistant Professor in UW Bothell’s School of Businesss. His research focuses on processes of institutional change, especially those related to how businesses influence and are influenced by social and environmental issues. He is currently undertaking research on how social movements influence the development of the wind industry. Dr. Hargrave also conducts research in the area of business ethics.

Dr. Hargrave earned his Ph.D from the University of Minnesota, and he holds an M.A. in Energy and Resources, an MBA, and a B.S. degree from the University of California at Berkeley. Prior to coming to academe, Dr. Hargrave worked on global climate change policy. His main responsibilities included emissions trading system design and the management of stakeholder dialogues.

Jeanne Heuving is a professor in the Interdisciplinary Arts and Science program at the University of Washington Bothell and directs the MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics at UWB. She is the author of the cross genre bookIncapacity, winner of a Small Press Traffic Book of the Year award, and a book of poetry,Transducer. She has published multiple articles on innovative and experimental writing and the bookOmissions Are Not Accidents. She has recently completed the book manuscript,Transmutation of Love.

Ted Hiebert is a Seattle based visual artist and theorist. His large-scale photographic works have been exhibited across Canada and the Pacific Northwest and in group exhibitions internationally. His published writings on creativity and digital culture have appeared in journals such as Performance Research, CTheory, Technoetic Arts and The Psychoanalytic Review. Hiebert is the author of In Praise of Nonsense: Aesthetics, Uncertainty and Postmodern Identity (McGill-Queens University Press, 2012) and an Assistant Professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington Bothell.

Erin Hill (Ph.D) is an alumna of the University of Washington with a B.S. in physics, and a graduate of the University of California, Irvine where she earned her Ph.D. in physics with a focus on biophysics. She has been an Affiliate Faculty member with the Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences school (IAS), and a part of the management of the Quantitative Skills Center (QSC) at UW Bothell for over 3 years, most recently becoming the Director of the QSC in 2011. In the same year, Erin became a Lecturer in UW Bothell’s Science and Technology program (S&T). Her interests are in physics education, quantitative literacy across all disciplines, and applications of physics to technology, biology, and medicine.

Cole Hoover (Director, Global Brigades Institute)
Cole Hoover is the director of the Global Brigades Institutes, where he currently works to create meaningful opportunities to learn about and engage with relevant issues and opportunities in global development. Cole is also a co-founder and board member of Lumana a microfinance and social investment organization working in rural Africa. Cole is a member of the board of directors for the Young Professionals International Network (a subset of the World Affairs Council), and a “Global Shaper” an initiative of the World Economic Forum. Cole has taught social enterprise courses at the University of Washington Bothell and guest lectured around the world on international development.

Mark Johnson is a senior project manager and structural engineer with CH2M HILL, a global engineering firm. He has over 20 years experience designing bridges, ports, ferry terminals, and other transportation structures in Washington. He has a strong interest in integrating urban design and context-sensitive design into his projects.

Jin-Kyu Jung is an urban geographer who has a theoretical and technical expertise in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and mixed-methods approach. On the one hand, he continuously explores the importance of politics and power as well as the complexities of race, class, and gender in cities and how the shaping of these categories effectively complicates urban geographical knowledge. On the other hand, he focuses on discussing new ways to expand the qualitative capabilities of GIS and geographic visualization. His current research is particularly centered on ‘qualitative geovisualization,’ an approach for collecting, integrating, analyzing, and representing various forms of qualitative, quantitative, and geovisual information in more accessible and user-friendly platforms of new GIS such as geographic web and geo-tagged social media. He believes qualitative geovisualization will allow us a more ‘popular’ and ‘meaningful’ engagement with analysis and representation of urban spaces and everyday lives.

James P Kimmel (VP Operations/Co-founder, Epic Seats Inc) As the VP of Operations at Epic, Mr. Kimmel has overseen steady grown in both revenues and profits from 2003 to 2012, leading the company to $2.8 Million in Gross sales in 2007 over $4 million in 2008 and over $6.5 million in each of 2011 and 2012.  His vision and industry experience have taken his boot-strapped start-up company from its humble beginnings to an industry leading, service focused company of 14 employees with two locations.   

James serves on several boards and is actively involved with deserving charities including: Board Member, Volt Athletics; Advisory Board Member, Urban-Technology; President of the UW’s CIE Alumni group; proud ticket donor to Boys and Girls Clubs nationwide, Ronald McDonald house and to Treehouse locally.  James is passionate about life, travel, snowboarding, wine tasting, golf, scuba diving and of course sports and most importantly travelling all over the world to attend sporting events.  He earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington in 1999 and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the U of W in 2005.

Gray Kochhar-Lindgren is Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Learning and Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences at the University of Washington, Bothell. With degrees in philosophy, religious studies, literature, and a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies, Gray is the author of Narcissus Transformed, Starting Time, TechnoLogics, Night Café, and Philosophy, Art, and the Specters of Jacques Derrida. Currently, he is working on collaborative projects on Philosophy in the Streets and the emerging global university. The recipient of two teaching awards, Gray has taught in Switzerland, Germany, and the United States, and, in 2009-10, served as a Fulbright Scholar in General Education at the Hong Kong America Center and the University of Hong Kong, where he holds an Honorary Professorship at the Centre for Humanities and Medicine.

George Kosovich is the Director of Programs & Community Investments for the Verdant Health Commission/ Public Hospital District No 2, Snohomish County.   The mission of the Verdant Health Commission is to improve the health and well-being of our South Snohomish County community.  George’s role at Verdant is to lead the organization's planning, research and community investment activities.  Previously, George worked at the United Way of Snohomish County as a Director of Community Investment and he has also worked in community and economic development in South Los Angeles.  George has a master's degree in urban planning from UCLA and earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon.

Kari Lerum (PhD Sociology) is an associate professor in the School of  Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences at University of Washington Bothell, and Adjunct Professor in Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies at University of Washington Seattle. Her scholarship centers on the critical study of social inequality, focusing on the intersections of sexuality, institutions and culture. Her recent research has critically evaluated popular discourses about the "sexualization of girls," and discourses and policies about sex work and human trafficking; her current research includes a community-based project with transgender sex workers. She is the editor of the “Mediations” section of Contexts magazine, and also writes for a variety of feminist and sexuality-related blogs.

Donna Lew is the Executive Director of xbot robotics, a 501c3 organization providing STEM education, focusing on Southeast Seattle high school students using robotics.  She is also an independent consultant providing project management, instructional design and delivery, and software technical support services. Lew, a Beacon Hill community member is also former educator at Hewlett Packard and Seattle Public Schools. Lew is a team coach with Franklin High School team xbot, a nationally recognized robotics team competing in the FIRST Technology Challenge (3 teams) and FIRST Robotics Competition (team xbot #488) arena. First Robotics 2012:

Ingrid Matthews (violin) is the Music Director of Seattle Baroque Orchestra and one of today’s most respected exponents of her instrument. Since winning first prize in the Erwin Bodky International Competition for Early Music in 1989, she has performed extensively around the world, appearing as soloist, guest director or concertmaster with leading early music ensembles including the New York Collegium, the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Musica Angelica (Los Angeles), New Trinity Baroque (Atlanta), the Bach Sinfonia (Washington DC), and many others. Among the most-recorded Baroque violinists of her generation, Matthews has won international critical acclaim for her varied discography. Matthews is on the faculty of the Cornish College of the Arts, and in 2011 was engaged to spear-head Oberlin College’s new Baroque Orchestra program (she will lead their second concert in November 2012). She taught Baroque violin at UCLA from 1998-2002, and has held teaching residencies at Indiana University, the University of Washington, the University of Toronto, and at many of the leading early music workshops. Matthews is a graduate of Indiana University, where she studied with Josef Gingold and Stanley Ritchie.

Dr. Paul N. Markham, Director of Community-Based Learning & Research, Affiliate Faculty (IAS), UW Bothell

Carol McDonald has worked as an Engineering Manager with a focus on Product Development - Concept through Release, Product Support/ Sustaining, and Process Improvement - including Lean Manufacturing. Employment has included positions with Intermec, Fluke Networks, and Precor and Battelle. McDonald is a volunteer with First Robotics. McDonald has an M.S. Mechanical Engineering, and is completing a B.S. Electrical Engineering - June 2013 at UW Bothell.

Nishit Mehta (Founder/CEO of Hygen Pharmaceuticals) Nishit is the founder and CEO of HyGen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in Bellevue, WA. Nishit has been involved in the pharmaceutical industry for over 25 years. After a successful career in sales and sales management with leading pharmaceutical companies he succumbed to his entrepreneurial passion to found HyGen in 1993. HyGen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is an independent pharmaceutical distributor that specializes in supplying prescription pharmaceuticals to independent pharmacies and other buyers of such products. HyGen has grown into one of the nation’s leading independent pharmaceutical distributors, providing service to customers in over 45 states.

Kym Richardson is currently a senior Art Education major at UW-Milwaukee. As she states, “My first passion is art – my second is teaching art to underrepresented persons of any age.” During the summer of 2011, Kym became part of a team of undergraduate researchers involved in The Pathways Project, which explores engaging art experiences for members of Milwaukee’s Latino community who are living with Alzheimer’s and dementia. This opportunity enabled her to further her art education experience past the traditional K-12 boundaries by working with people from an older generation.

Simone de Rochefort is a Culture, Literature, and the Arts Major at the University of Washington Bothell and the editorial manager Center for Serious Play, and. She has been a key driving force behind writing the scripts for the Virtually Physical film for the 2013 Innovation Forum, and also did main parts of the Voice Over. In addition to her help in these areas, she also greatly contributed to helping with the blue screen processes used in this film, and played an integral role in much of the filming preparation.

Ophir Ronen (Director/Cofounder, Cascadeo Corporation)
Ophir Ronen is highly experienced in network engineering with a strong focus on redundancy, reliability, high availability, and quality of service. Areas of expertise include routing, switching, peering, circuit design, and network architecture.  In 1996, he co-founded Internap Network Services and designed and implemented Internap’s core routing architecture and technology. While doing so, he also designed, built, and commissioned the first three Internap Private Network Access Points (PNAPs) in Seattle, San Francisco, and New York. He is the holder of four patents (6009081, 6912222, 6981055, and 7555542), and published in the 2nd IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC-05).

Karen Rosenberg has been an activist in, and student of, feminist anti-violence organizing movements for over fifteen years. Her doctoral dissertation examined the differences in feminist activist discourse in Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. She directs UW Bothell’s Writing and Communication Center and is affiliate faculty in the School for Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.

Gretchen Rowe is a teacher, artist, and poet. She has been using art, poetry, and physical movement as long as she can remember to express deep, subtle feelings and awarenesses not typically expressed in the outer world. Her poetry has a unique quality inspired by the rhythms of life, love, nature, and spirit. She's currently working on a collaborative project with reknowned kora player, Foday Musa Suso, uniting kora music from West Africa with her poetry and artwork.

Byron Schenkman (harpsichord and fortepiano) is co-director of Seattle Baroque Orchestra. A recipient of the Erwin Bodky Award from the Cambridge Society for Early Music, Schenkman has recorded more than thirty discs of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century repertoire, including recordings on historical instruments from the National Music Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He has been a featured guest with the Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston, Daedalus Quartet, Northwest Sinfonietta, Pacific Baroque Orchestra, Philharmonia Northwest, and the Portland Baroque Orchestra. His piano playing was described in The New York Times as “sparkling,” “elegant,” and “insightful.” In 2009 he participated in the Haydn and Mendelssohn bicentennial  celebrations with performances at the Frick Collection in New York and the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. Schenkman is a graduate of the New England Conservatory and received his Master of Music degree with honors in performance from the Indiana University School of Music. He teaches music history at Seattle University and is on the faculty of the new early music program at Cornish College of the Arts. In 2012 he was also a visiting faculty member of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

Elaine Scott is the new director of the Science and Technology Program at the University of Washington Bothell. Scott served as a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). At Virginia Tech, she was responsible for the successful planning, development and initial leadership of a new interdisciplinary, multi-institutional school, the Virginia Tech – Wake Forest University, School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences.

Fay Shaw holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington. Her interests include robotics, multi-agent systems, rapid prototyping, wearable devices, e-textiles, and education. Currently, she is an instructor and staff member at Metrix Create: Space, a hackerspace in Capitol Hill. She is also developing an educational robot with a startup. Metrix:

Kamal Siegal (Chief Executive Artist & Owner, Digital Double)
Kamal has spent over a decade engaged in the video game and entertainment industry and has shipped over a dozen titles for clients such as Microsoft, Sony, Nickelodeon, Wild Tangent, Smashing Ideas & many others. As a full-time employee at Microsoft, Kamal took on a leadership role as Texturing & Lighting Lead, where he supervised the creation of thousands of art assets for environments & characters and pushed forward significant innovations in real-time graphics such as real-time dynamic image-based lighting and real-time dynamic occlusion shadows. Kamal then moved on to work on Sony's Pirates of the burning Sea as a Technical Art Director where he established complex 3D character creation and customization pipelines that are still in use today.
Now, Kamal is the proud founder and owner of Digital Double – the first company on the west coast of the United States to offer “markerless” motion capture services. Most recently Kamal founded the Digital Arts Festival in collaboration with the Redmond Arts Commission & the City of Redmond. Now he fully owns and operates the yearly event out of his office in Redmond and continues to shepherd its growth and development by engaging the community, local businesses and partners. ( see Kamal has also been on the advisory boards for International Academy of Design & Technology, DigiPen Institute of Technology, Bellevue College, 4Culture and by appointment of the Redmond City Mayor served on the Redmond Arts Commission for a full term between 2005-2008.  Kamal Siegel is also a Chilean musician where his music is featured on an album produced by Grammy award-winner KC Porter called Temple of Light.  His digital art is featured in Tony White's book From Pencils to Pixels.  Kamal continues to curate and exhibit art shows where he lives near Seattle, Washington.

Bradley Stafford is a senior in UW Bothell’s Computer Science and Software Engineering program. Bradley did preliminary work on the prototype of the Progressive Design Project’s interactive map, as well as working with the Center for Serious Play team to iterate on the design throughout preproduction. Bradley also worked as a member of the creative team on the Virtually Physical film. In addition to his work supporting the Innovation Forum Bradley is currently working on the implementation the development lead for the new UW Bothell Center for Serious Play web site.

Drew Stone is a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest and has been pursuing art and design from an early age. He likes that you took the time to come out to the 2013 Innovation Forum and hopes you have a great time.

Steve Summers is a member of the Washington FIRST Robotics Regional Board and the Area Manager for National Instruments. In these roles, Steve works closely with hundreds of companies across the Pacific Northwest to automate test systems and embedded control systems using computer-based hardware and software, including LabVIEW software. Steve has a B.S. degree in Physics, has 4 children, and lives in the Seattle area. MDA Relies on the NI Graphical System Design Platform to Develop Sophisticated Robotics:

Kelvin Sung is a Professor and the Associate Director for Graduate Studies with the Computing and Software Systems Program at the University of Washington Bothell (UWB). He received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has been conducting research in computer graphics and games since the early 1990s.

Dr. Suzanne Sikma is a professor in the UW Bothell Nursing and Health Studies Program and has been on the faculty since 1997. She has a Master of Science in Nursing degree from Loyola University of Chicago, a PhD in Nursing Science from the University of Washington, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in gerontological nursing at Oregon Health & Sciences University. Her scholarship focuses on gerontological nursing practice and education. She has conducted evaluation research related to policies guiding service provision to older adults and people with disabilities living in community-based settings as well as research on care environments in assisted living and skilled nursing facilities.

Karen Terrado is the Bothell Youth Court Outreach Coordinator/AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer.

Greg Tuke, MSW, has two decades of experience as a leading international education specialist, teacher, and activist. His case study presentation will be based on lessons learned from Social Media and Global Change, a course he teaches at Seattle University that offers students in Egypt, Morocco and the US the opportunity to work in small Global Action Teams, using live video conferencing and other social media, to find and implement solutions to social media challenges posed by selected NGO’s. The program is a prototype for the kind of global education strategy that will be applied across many fields of study (Economics, Computer Science, Environment, etc.) as participating universities adopt this innovative approach to education.

This strategy grows out of Mr. Tuke’s experience working with universities and international NGO’s like Mercy Corps and Soliya, where he has focused on directly engaging youth leaders in Egypt, Jordan, Gaza and Lebanon with youth leaders in the US in cross-cultural learning and action-taking projects.

Greg Tuke, MSW, currently provides training in the effective use of social media for social change, and consults with local and international universities and non-profit organizations.

Camille Walsh is Assistant Professor in School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at UW Bothell.

Khader Welaye is a Media & Communications Major at The University of Washington Bothell with a focus on game design and production and an intern at the Center for Serious Play. His main focus for the Innovation Forum was IT Tech support and editing of many portions of the Virtually Physical film, which included much experimentation with blue screens, audio recording/editing, and remix experimentation. He also partook in much of the setup and concept brainstorming used in the Innovation Forum workshop “Experiments in Imagination”.

Dene M. Welch, Senior Program Manager at the Microsoft Corporation.

I have been a Program Manager and user-centered design advocate at Microsoft and other companies for over 15 years, contributing to the design and delivery of boxed products, web properties and consumer services. At Microsoft I’ve had the opportunity to contribute to a wide range of projects, including Internet Explorer, .NET, MSN Games, and Kinect. I’m currently working on the Engineering Excellence team designing courses to teach new program managers the art and science of Agile Project Management.

My background ranges from software release management to user experience design, but my real passion is focused on creating compelling and useful computing experiences for real people and cutting through red tape to get things done. To that end, failure is a certain and welcome part of daily life that I embrace as an agent for positive change both as an individual and as a critical component of organizational culture.

Kathleen Woodward is Lockwood Professor in the Humanities and Professor of English at the University of Washington where she serves as director of the Simpson Center for the Humanities.  She is the author of Statistical Panic: Cultural Politics and Poetics of the Emotions (2009), Aging and Its Discontents: Freud and Other Fictions (1991), and At Last, the Real Distinguished Thing: The Late Poems of Eliot, Pound, Stevens, and Williams (1980).  She is also the editor or coeditor of three interdisciplinary collections of essays on aging from the perspective of the humanities: Figuring Age: Women—Bodies—Generations (1999), Memory and Desire: Aging—Literature—Psychoanalysis (1986), and Aging and the Elderly: Humanistic Perspectives in Gerontology (1978).

Faina Zaslavsky is the Director of Microelectronics Solutions at Crane Aerospace & Electronics in Redmond, WA. Faina joined Crane in 1991 as Senior Process Engineer. Prior to that, she worked as Principal Engineer at Westmark International on the design and implementation of ultrasound diagnostic devices. Zaslavsky holds a Master of Science Degree in Polymer Science from St. Petersburg’s Institute of Technology and a second Master of Science Degree in Technical Information and Bibliography from Krupskaya Institute of St. Petersburg.

Nicholas Zaferatos, Ph.D., AICP, is an associate professor of urban planning and sustainable development at Huxley College of the Environment, WWU. His teaching emphasis in urban planning, sustainable development, Native American planning, and environmental policy, complements his regional and international service learning teaching and research interests. He is active in promoting sustainability education at Western Washington University, serving appointments on committees, academies, and initiatives. Since 2005, Dr. Zaferatos has directed several service learning programs in sustainable development in Bellingham and internationally. His work in Greece has received international recognition, including the 2009 Green Good Design Award (The European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies); the 2008 SETE National Honor Sustainability Award (Athens); and the 2006 6th Honorific Mediterranean Sustainability Award (Spain). His professional practice in urban planning spans over 35 years and include planning and senior managerial positions and civic appointments on board and commissions with local, regional and Native American governments.

Jake Zukowski is an Associate Creative Director at Frog’s Seattle office, where he leads innovation design efforts from insights to realization. Jake brings a diverse background in his work, spanning designing smartphones to reimagining the 21st century mainframe. His goal is to improve our planet through art, design, and technology. In his 13-year career, he has worked in a variety of design roles for several Seattle companies, from 3-person startups to established software leaders. Jake has worked with large clients like AT&T, CA, Nokia, and Microsoft and smaller enterprise clients such as Lawson and Qwest, among others. His areas of expertise span both design and development, allowing him to approach innovation opportunities with a unique and rigorous perspective that connects design insights to technology, creating momentum in product development and business value.  Jake holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He lives in Seattle with his husband.