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.Β 

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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.

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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.Β 

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Outside of work, Pia is a member of Creativity Explored's Mail Art Clubβ€”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