Jessica Lin - Starting Bloc Essay 2

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Jessica Lin - Starting Bloc Essay 2

  1. 1. Jessica Lin Starting Bloc BOS’12 Fellowship The StartingBloc Fellowship is a diverse community, with Fellows coming from a variety of sectors and backgrounds. How will you bring your experience and knowledge to enrich the StartingBloc network?Wednesday, February 1, 2012
  2. 2. I am an educator passionate about adult education, experiential learning, skills and design. I have spent the past two years in the innovation, design me! and engineering space at Harvard. Atlantic Ocean @ Cape TownWednesday, February 1, 2012
  3. 3. e Lab partnered with Project on Spatial Studies to create ree States of Hors D’oeuvres, a component of the LAB Launch event. Project on e Lab at Harvard is a three-year experiment Spatial Sciences enabled visitors to spatially consume taste, smell, and knowledge from an to explore how cultural exhibition within common university spaces can catalyze student affective, and educational experience. idea development in the arts and design at the frontiers of science and engineering. As a Fellow at The Laboratory at Harvard, I helped to co-found an experimentation platform for the intersection of arts and sciences. I loved building, managing small, high-energy teams, and pushing traditional boundaries with creativity and interdisciplinary-learning at Harvard and beyond.Wednesday, February 1, 2012
  4. 4. This past year, as Project Manager of the Idea Translation Lab in Cape Town, I led and designed Harvard’s first experiential education and design fellowship program in Cape Town, South Africa, where I developed partnerships with local engineers, designers, artists, and entrepreneurs to collaborate on human-centered design projects with our students. I also created and taught curriculum on user research and project design, and thrived on my ability and independence to shape this project, and the transformative experiences of my students in such a creative international environment.Wednesday, February 1, 2012
  5. 5. Wednesday, February 1, 2012
  6. 6. I look forward to sharing (and learning more about!) some of my ideas and experiences around Interdisciplinary Creativity... Helping to co-organize TEDxStellenbosch 2010-2011Wednesday, February 1, 2012
  7. 7. Team-Building...Wednesday, February 1, 2012
  8. 8. & Design-Thinking with the rest of the StartingBloc family!Wednesday, February 1, 2012

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