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Natacha Poggio

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  • Assistant Professor, Graphic Design
  • University of Houston-Downtown | AIGA Houston

Natacha is a social impact design educator, TEDx speaker, and advocate of design for social change. Her work is focused on designing human-centered solutions to address problems in global health, sustainability, and social justice. She teaches Graphic Design at the University of Houston-Downtown, in Texas, where she hopes to inspire more socially responsible citizens in the world. In 2008, she founded Design Global Change — a collaborative of creatives contributing solutions to the challenges facing society. She has over two decades of professional practice, and her work has reached hundreds of communities in Latin America, Africa, and Asia, and also has garnered recognition, She is a two-time recipient of the Sappi “Ideas that Matter” award. Since 2011, she has been on the Winterhouse Institute Advisory Council (working on the teaching and practice of social innovation design in higher education). When she is not teaching, Natacha is judging competitions; contributing to books and publications on social design, global health, and sustainability; and she volunteer as AIGA Houston Design for Good Chair. Natacha is a native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, but she considers herself a citizen of the world.