Jessica Irish is an Assistant Professor of Design & Technology and the Director of Academic Affairs for the School of Art, Media & Technology at Parsons, The New School for Design. Her design research focuses on the application of dynamic media to empower communities through collaborative information mapping and non-linear storytelling. Current design projects include DataMYNE and Urban Research Tool. She has previously taught at Wellesley College, UCLA, UCSB and was the founding principle of OnRamp Arts, an award-winning digital arts non-profit in central Los Angeles that produced innovative new media projects in collaboration with local communities and artists. Both her design work and art work have been exhibited and screened nationally and internationally.