Executive Design Director & Chief Communications Officer
In her role as Executive Design Director and Chief Communications Officer, Shauna leads the organization's global communications team and our Transformation practice, focused on designing solutions to emerging development and humanitarian challenges.
A writer and communications strategist by trade, Shauna is passionate about the power of human stories to inspire great design and bring about social change. Prior to joining IDEO.org, she spent several years at Room to Read, an organization dedicated to improving literacy and gender equality in education across Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, and at a number of mission-driven startups in Europe and the San Francisco Bay Area. Fueled by insatiable curiosity, she loves finding patterns amidst chaos.
Shauna holds a bachelor’s degree in Linguistics from the University of California, Santa Cruz and currently serves on the advisory board of EMERGENCY, an international organization that brings health care and long-term medical infrastructure to war-torn communities. She can almost always be found with coffee in hand.