Department: Board of Advisors

Dawn Danby

Interdisciplinary designer Dawn Danby, recognized by Fast Company as one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business, has spent 12 years working in sustainable design. Her design projects have ranged from a tree-covered pedestrian bridge on the US-Canada border to closed-loop manufacturing strategies and furniture design. As Sr. Sustainable Design Program Manager at Autodesk,… Read more »

Heather Fleming

Heather is the co-founder and Executive Director of Change Labs, an organization supporting entrepreneurship and innovation on the Navajo Nation. Heather engages partners in and around the Navajo Nation to incubate, finance and train new and prospective Native American entrepreneurs in an effort to diversify local economies and promote innovation. The inspiration for Heather’s work… Read more »

Joe Gitari

Joe is an experienced independent consultant with a distinguished history of working in international development. He is skilled in work with Nonprofit Organizations on Human Rights and Sustainable Development, and with for-purpose groups on Governance, International Relations, and Philanthropy. Joe is currently a Senior Advisor with the International Conflict and Security (INCAS) Institute, a hub… Read more »

David Kaisel

Driven by a fascination for how the design of products and services influence behavior, David’s work focuses on understanding users to harness that influence to improve health and welfare, especially in marginalized communities. His experience ranges from the “traditional” – designing Italian office chairs, client management for a Silicon Valley product design consultancy and product… Read more »

Evan Thomas

Evan Thomas is the Director of the Mortenson Center in Global Engineering and holds the Mortenson Endowed Chair in Global Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is a tenured Associate Professor jointly appointed in the Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering and the Aerospace Engineering Sciences Departments, and an affiliate faculty in Environmental… Read more »