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  • Jessica Walker

    Assistant Professor of Integrated Design

    Email
    jessica.walker@newschool.edu

    Office Location
    Parsons Faculty Hotseat

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    Jessica Walker

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    Jessica Walker is Assistant Professor of Integrated Design at Parsons School of Design and is an artist, illustrator and educator. Her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation and The New York Community Trust, and focuses on pathway development and increased access to STEAM learning through partnerships between community organizations and institutions of higher education. She is the illustrator of books for children including "Baby Feminists" and "Baby Feminists Too" (Viking Books for Young Readers). Walker directs the undergraduate program in Integrated Design at Parsons where she teaches within the first year experience, the Strategic Design and Management Program (BBA) and Mentoring Through Making which is a studio/seminar course that focuses on youth mentoring and personal reflection through volunteer opportunities. Jessica received her BA from the University of Virginia and her MFA from San Francisco State University.


    Research Interests

    Youth Mentoring, STEAM, Pathway Development, Community Engagement, Children's Book Illustration, Creative Technology


    Current Courses

    Independent Study
    PSDS 3900, Fall 2022

    Integrated Design Studio 1
    PUIC 2450, Fall 2022

    Integrative Studio 1
    PUFY 1000, Fall 2022

    Past Courses

    Independent Study
    PSDS 3900, Fall 2021

    Information Visualization
    PUDM 2700, Spring 2022

    Integrated Design Studio 5
    PUIC 4450, Fall 2021

    Integrated Design Studio 6
    PUIC 4451, Spring 2022

    IS: Sustainable Practices
    PUIC 3901, Spring 2022

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