I am a designer and researcher investigating the intersections of design, technology, and their influence on the human condition. I am a firm believer in exploring these arenas with a responsibility to help positively shape the present and future world. These beliefs were originally shaped while I pursued my undergraduate interest in digital storytelling, then solidified during my graduate studies. While obtaining a graduate degree in Design and Technology program at Parsons, The New School for Design, I was drawn to the significance of human-centered design as a means to empower people. My passions lie in the social justice issues related to design and technology, particularly for those in underserved communities. 

If you want to collaborate on something, know of any cool opportunities, or want to grab coffee - don't hesitate to reach out to me! I can be reached by email at terese.l.villia@gmail.com.