Adrienne believes that Design Thinking and project-based learning can revolutionize education. She was named a 2013 RI Innovation Fellow for her work with DownCity Design. In addition to her work with DownCity Design, Adrienne has served as an adjunct faculty member in RISD’s Department of Architecture, where she taught a course on socially engaged design. Adrienne was the Education Director for Providence CityArts for Youth from 2009-2012. Prior to that, she worked as a curator of contemporary art for SFMOMA and the UC Berkeley Art Museum, the director of an gallery in San Francisco, an art critic and arts educator. She graduated from Yale University and received her MA in Art and Design Education from Rhode Island School of Design.
Lexie has been with DownCity Design since 2014 as an educator and full time employee. Over the last few years, she has taught youth design-build programs in elementary, middle, and high school, facilitated workshops, and organized community build days with DownCity Design. Additionally, Lexie has served as Program Coordinator and Operations Manager, working to implement systems for the organization. Lexie is a graduate of Roger Williams University with a Master of Architecture degree. She is looking forward to continuing her work here in Providence as DownCity Design continues to expand and strengthen its programming.
Yasmine is a returning assistant educator from this summer's Design/Build program, where she helped lead the Mt. Hope Childcare Center play structure project. Though she studied mechanical engineering at Brown (and just graduated this past spring!), she cares deeply about lots of other things, from educational accessibility and diversity in STEM to... well, reading comic books and playing bass guitar. More importantly, she is incredibly excited about her transition into a full-time member of the DCD family, and is looking forward to her upcoming year as an instructor for the Met LTI and DownCity Designers programs.
PCTA Site Director for DownCity Design @ PCTA
Emily is the Site Coordinator for our new after-school programs at Providence Career and Technical Academy, a 21st Century Community Learning Center. Emily received her MA in Public Humanities from Brown, and has coordinated youth programs for Providence CityArts for Youth and the RISD Museum.
Community Outreach AmeriCorps VISTA
Lisa is a serving as a Community Outreach AmeriCorps VISTA at DownCity Design. She is a recent graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design where she majored in sculpture. In her free time, Lisa enjoys trying new snacks and long bike rides on the East Bay Bike path.