Jennifer May

Jennifer May

Director, Designmatters

Biography

Jennifer May is the director of Designmatters, the social innovation department at ArtCenter College of Design, where she oversees a dynamic portfolio of cross-sector external partnerships, curricular and extracurricular projects and an active slate of special initiatives and publications in design for global health, public policy, social entrepreneurship and sustainable development. She also serves as an adviser for transdisciplinary studios, working with department chairs, faculty and partners to create educational experiences for students. She is the managing editor of LEAP Dialogues: Career Pathways in Design for Social Innovation, an award-winning publication on new design practices in social innovation, and editor of the open-source LEAP Dialogues: The Educator’s Guide. She earned a BA from Emerson College and an MBA from USC Marshall School of Business, where she was a Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab Society and Business Fellow, a Forté Fellow and vice president of Programs for Net Impact.