Design & Strategy
Co-designing meaningful systems with people and communities focused on positive social change — that’s Vicky’s sweet spot. She collaborates with organizations around the globe to help them evolve their models and build capacity with smarter strategies and systems. She is obsessed with busting knowledge silos and connecting people, ideas and tools for greater access and impact. With her deep passion in rethinking education pathways, she is thrilled to be a part of the reDesign team.
Vicky has spent much of her career helping K-12 schools and districts build capacity to integrate complex programs. She is proud to have led the growth of North Carolina’s dual language and cultural exchange programs during her years with VIF International Education as Director of Programs and Services. She has led adult literacy, family literacy, and ESL programs in WA and NC. Vicky’s explorations in systems thinking and sustainability led her to the UnSchool, an experiential knowledge lab that helps people activate change through systems thinking approaches, where she ran programs around the globe and designed pop-up learning experiences.
Outside of “work” Vicky’s capacity-building and community design core are evident in her projects with local organizations focused on youth mentorship, housing & food security, and community advocacy.
Through her complex Korean-American-woman-mother-worker-builder-activist lens, she gains strength through collective, positive movements to rethink, rebalance and relearn. A firm believer that you can’t solve problems with the same mindset that created them, she loves her work with this sharp team to redesign inclusive, rigorous, joyful experiences for all learners.