Reactivity has consequences.

“They wouldn't help me until I could prove I had already been homeless for at least one month.” 

 

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Consulting at CampOUT

An understaffed nonprofit needed help preparing for a camp to empower LGBTQ youth. In addition to preparing camp materials, I provided onsite support during the event while conducting observational research. After camp, I recommended ways to honor campers' pronouns, privacy, and social needs. I also built on existing camp rituals to create moments to celebrate perseverance over suicidality, a common challenge among campers.

Completed March 2017

The Negative Energy Bill

Bullying decreases academic performance, increases suicidality, and is on the rise since the 2016 election. While some schools have adopted comprehensive anti-bullying strategies and policies, other schools believe the level of bullying at their school is normal and acceptable. The Negative Energy Bill uses proven techniques from the social sciences and big data in order to (1) motivate staff behavior change and (2) connect toxic schools with resources tailored to address the issues most prevalent at their school.

Unfunded Future Project

Van Conversion Company

LGBTQ youth are sometimes safer in a lockable vehicle than at home, on the street, or in a shelter. What if Flightplan employed at-risk youth to build campervans for a mix of paying and pro bono clients? Youth employees would gain income and skills for nomadic living while youth in need of housing could receive a converted van at reduced cost.

Check out some initial how-to videos at the link below.

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Mission

Approach

To predict and prevent homelessness and suicide among LGBTQ youth.
Human-centered design is a problem solving process grounded in empathy and data-driven experimentation.