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Affect

Sept 15 - 16, 2017

About Affect

Affect was created to highlight the spectrum of work, design, and culture that social change is built upon. We feature stories that affect, and our mission is to educate and inspire at the intersection of social change and systemic design, with an emphasis towards boosting underrepresented voices.

Team Affect

  • Elea Chang, Founder & organizer

    Elea is a product designer and community organizer. In 2013, she moved from the San Francisco Bay Area to Portland to enter the world of social good. Elea's worked for Upworthy and Idealist.org, been published in Model View Culture and The Pastry Box, and is currently board president for Stumptown Syndicate.

  • Alfie Padilla, Content Committee

    Alfie is transitioning from 4 years of social activist work into game development. They work with Pixel Arts to teach children about coding and designing games, particularly in underserved areas. Alfie is a proud person of color, actor, and stage performer.

  • Nadia Gathers, Content Committee

    Nadia Gathers is the Internal Communications Manager at Github and an intersectional design thinking facilitator hailing from the d.school. In their spare time, they are a mental health advocate, occasional stage-talker, and aspiring novelist. Nadia helps people talk to each other.

  • Advisory Council