Pia Zaragoza

Board Member at Creativity Explored, UX Mentor at Springboard, and Presidential Innovation Fellow

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Pia (she/her) is a creative technologist, researcher, and educator exploring the current use cases and future possibilities of emerging technologies. She is a UX Mentor at Springboard and a Presidential Innovation Fellow. Constantly tinkering and experimenting, her work sits at the intersection of computer science, engineering, and the social sciences with a focus on inclusive design and accessibility. 

Her past fellowships include Cinereach, IDEO, LatinX VC, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Currently, she serves on the board of Creativity Explored, a studio-based collective in San Francisco that partners with developmentally disabled artists to celebrate and nurture the creative potential in all of us.

Pia asked her Google Home what the meaning of life is and it replied with "finding a way.” This has become her personal UX Research motto and defines her approach around inclusive design and accessibility. 

Outside of work, Pia is a member of Creativity Explored's Mail Art Club—she once studied rubber stamp making with John Casey of Casey's Rubber Stamps in New York City.

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on their summer reading list:
Demystifying Disability by Emily Ladau