My name is Jacquelyn Ogorchukwu Iyamah. I am a healing-informed designer. I have a B.A. in Social Welfare from UC Berkeley, where my focus was on ensuring wellbeing for marginalized communities. I also have an M.S. in UX Design from the University of Baltimore.
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 a healing-informed design culture
Lead healing-informed content, design, and branding strategies
Provide thought leadership on equitable design
Collaborations about wellbeing, design, and creativity
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 solutions that promote societal healing.