My name is Jacquelyn Ogorchukwu Iyamah. I am a designer, storyteller and educator. I have a B.A. in Social Welfare from UC Berkeley, where my focus was on ensuring equity for marginalized communities. I also have an M.S. in UX Design from the University of Baltimore. Both my degrees place me at the intersection to design for equity and inclusion.
For my thesis, I designed an online therapy platform that connects Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) to therapists of color. My research shows that there are several barriers that prevent BIPOC from getting therapy. allay is designed to reduce these barriers.
Foster an equitable design culture
Lead equitable content, design, and branding strategies
Provide thought leadership on equitable design
Brand partnerships about wellbeing, design, creativity, equity or inclusion
Through my degrees, I have training in Critical Race Theory, social science and design thinking. When we combine these schools of thought, we can design innovative solutions to dismantle inequality.