Impact Strategy Lead
Luisa Covaria is the Impact Strategy Lead for OpenIDEO– IDEO’s open innovation platform. As part of this role, Luisa strategizes and runs initiatives to increase the platform’s social and educational impact through collaboration. Before this role, Luisa worked as a user experience designer for various boutique agencies and NGO’s in New York City, started a social venture to facilitate collaboration and co-creation around pressing social issues and developed programs to empower marginalized communities through participatory filmmaking, from Asia to South America. Luisa graduated with a master in interaction design from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University and a bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College. She is the recipient of various social entrepreneurship fellowships such as the Reynolds Fellowship and is part of the United World College scholar program.