Jacinda is renowned for her work in design, diversity, research, and strategy. She is the founder of designExplorr, a social enterprise that addresses the diversity gap within the design profession. Walker obtained an AAB and BFA in graphic design from the University of Akron, and an MFA in Design Research & Development from The Ohio State University. Her research on the Design Diversity Index project and Design Journeys: Strategies for Increasing Diversity in Design Disciplines have been hailed as breakthrough work. Jacinda’s solutions-based thesis explores diversity in design disciplines and investigates effective strategies to expose Black and Latino youth to design careers. She is a strong advocate for young people and proudly mentors several design students on portfolio presentations, professional development and career planning. Her future goals are to help scale diversity in design education initiatives in corporations, school systems, organizations, and museums for underrepresented youth.