Staff.

 

HEADQUARTERS

Antionette D. Carroll
founder & CEO

Antionette D. Carroll is the Founder and CEO of Creative Reaction Lab, a nonprofit educating and deploying youth leadership to challenge racial inequities impacting Black and Latinx populations. Within this capacity, Antionette has pioneered a new, award-winning form of creative problem solving called Equity-Centered Community Design (named a Fast Company World Changing Idea Finalist in General Excellence and Urban Design). Through this capacity, Antionette has received several recognitions and awards including being named a 2018 Echoing Green Global Fellow, TED Fellow, and Camelback Ventures Fellow.

Additionally, in 2014, Antionette was named the Founding Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force of AIGA: The Professional Association of Design. Currently, she’s an AIGA National Board Director and Chair Emerita of the Task Force working on long-term strategic initiatives such as the Design Census Program with Google and national Design for Inclusivity Summit with Microsoft. She’s the co-founder of the Design + Diversity Conference and Fellowship.

Antionette also is an international speaker and facilitator, previously speaking at TED, Capital One, Harvard, Stanford University, Microsoft, NASA, TEDxHerndon and TEDxGatewayArch, AIGA National Conference, The Ohio State University, and more.

Hilary sedovic, lmsw
Learning & education manager  

Hilary Sedovic is a social work professional specialized in planning, implementation, and evaluation of programs that promote equitable community outcomes through systems change. She earned a graduate degree focused on management and social entrepreneurship from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. A systems thinker and self-proclaimed evaluation geek, Hilary is forever contemplating interconnectedness, process, leverage points, outcomes, access, empowerment, and equity, and is a founding member of the Evaluation Association of St. Louis. In 2018, she delivered a presentation at the annual Rise Float Gathering that prompted discussion around social impact and meaningful evaluation in a for-profit industry.

Hilary's background includes work in refugee and immigration services, civic leadership, acute behavioral health, early childhood development, infant mortality reduction, and elementary STEAM education along with the provision of consulting services for non-profit organizations. She also supports her local community as a lead facilitator of the Witnessing Whiteness program through YWCA Metro St. Louis, guiding racially-caucused white groups of community participants through facilitated discussion and activities to support positive racial identity development that will spur action toward dismantling racism and promoting racial equity.

 
 

amanda haejin im
design associate

Amanda Haejin Im is a fourth-year designer at Washington University in St. Louis, pursuing her BFA in Communication Design with a minor in Korean Language & Culture. Her interests primarily lie in branding, bookbinding, and equity-centered design. Outside of the studio, she is a student organizer with Asian & Pacific Islanders Demanding Justice (APIDJ), a sociopolitical group for Asian American students. Together, they facilitate workshops and actions around issues such as affirmative action, racial bias, allyship, and equitable urban planning in St. Louis.

Amanda Haejin Im is a fourth-year designer at Washington University in St. Louis, pursuing her BFA in Communication Design with a minor in Korean Language & Culture. Her interests primarily lie in branding, bookbinding, and equity-centered design. Outside of the studio, she is a student organizer with Asian & Pacific Islanders Demanding Justice (APIDJ), a sociopolitical group for Asian American students. Together, they facilitate workshops and actions around issues such as affirmative action, racial bias, allyship, and equitable urban planning in St. Louis.

sojourner White
learning & education associate

Nora garcia
communications & Development associate

Sojourner is a lifelong learner who has interests in racial and gender equity, education, evaluation, and using digital storytelling for social change. She is a second-year Masters of Social Work (MSW) student focusing on International Development and Social Entrepreneurship at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.  Sojourner has a transatlantic background in education that includes facilitating conversations on race and ethnicity with WashU undergraduates, co-leading afterschool programming for Girl Scouts in Milwaukee, studying abroad and then teaching English abroad in Spain as a Fulbright Scholar, and creating digital e-learning tools for a social enterprise in Berlin. Prior to pursuing her MSW, she completed her undergraduate degree at Bradley University with a double major in Psychology and Spanish, and minor in Women’s and Gender Studies.  When Sojourner is not studying, you can find her travel writing on her blog “Sojournies” or exploring places to eat around the city. She credits her passion for education to being born into a community-driven family of teachers and social workers who always encourage her to grow and empower others to do so as well.

Sojourner is a lifelong learner who has interests in racial and gender equity, education, evaluation, and using digital storytelling for social change. She is a second-year Masters of Social Work (MSW) student focusing on International Development and Social Entrepreneurship at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.

Sojourner has a transatlantic background in education that includes facilitating conversations on race and ethnicity with WashU undergraduates, co-leading afterschool programming for Girl Scouts in Milwaukee, studying abroad and then teaching English abroad in Spain as a Fulbright Scholar, and creating digital e-learning tools for a social enterprise in Berlin. Prior to pursuing her MSW, she completed her undergraduate degree at Bradley University with a double major in Psychology and Spanish, and minor in Women’s and Gender Studies.

When Sojourner is not studying, you can find her travel writing on her blog “Sojournies” or exploring places to eat around the city. She credits her passion for education to being born into a community-driven family of teachers and social workers who always encourage her to grow and empower others to do so as well.