Assistant Professor of Fashion
Grace works at the intersection of universal design & fashionable technology. She creates learning opportunities where undergraduate and graduate students are able to directly engage with marginalized communities, particularly people with disabilities. Her research practice in material application aims to bridge communities such as rehab centers, material manufacturers, 3dprinting companies, and disability groups to create accessible designs. She is also able to practice research, education, and community engagement as the Executive Director at Open Style Lab (OSL), a non-profit organization, who's mission is to make style accessible for all people (i.e - elderly / people with disabilities). Grace's thought leadership has received nation-wide attention and has been featured at the White House Fashion Show Celebrating Inclusive Design, Assistive Technology, and Prosthetics, ABC Channel News, New York Times, Vogue, and most recently Forbes. From Design Indaba to the United Nations, she has been asked to speak about disability and design in events and conferences around the world.
MFA - Design & Technology at Parsons School of Design
BFA - Rhode Island School of Design
inclusive design, wearable tech, functional fashion, universal design, user experience, smart textiles
Open Style Lab
Design Studio 4