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Feb 26, 2018

The Year of The Diversity Council

This is the second part in a series about the experience of starting and running a diversity council. If you missed the first post, it can be found here.... 

Feb 7, 2018

Creating an Internal Diversity Council

This is the first part in a series about the experience of starting and running a diversity council. In the first post, I share what inspired us and how we... 

Hi! I’m Sameera. I grew up in Curaçao and I live in Austin, TX. I am a designer at thoughtbot, a Tech Ladies city organizer, and serve on two advisory boards for profit and non-profit organizations. I make playlists and travel a lot. I cook and I photograph the process.

I am a designer and an educator, who formerly served as Instructional and Academic Operations as well as Diversity, managing a national-wide scholarship and leading a diversity council. I taught design at the university-level for over six years teaching courses from freshman year to seniors, and serving on multiple graduate thesis committees. I wrote the first university course on the topic of Responsive Web Design in 2011.

I share my thoughts on the web in the documentary, What Comes Next Is The Future. I wrote for The Pastry Box Project (2015, 2018), a monthly column for net magazine print and online for over two years, and for other publications, as well as served on design competition juries. I write and speak about Responsive Web Design, diversity, inclusion, and equity, tech education involving emerging tech, and design research and process.

Sam
Photo by Wesley Werhoeve, for One of Many