Although this is the fourth edition of the Enterprise UX conference, it’s the first year we’ve offered scholarships to people from underserved communities. We’d planned on awarding two scholarships, but thanks to a generous donor—who wishes to remain anonymous—we’ll have a third recipient!
There were over 60 applications, and most were quite strong, so our judges really had their work cut out for them. After much deliberation, they’ve awarded the scholarships to these three recipients:
- Ari Melenciano, a soon-to-be graduate of New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, and founder of Afrotectopia, a new media arts, culture and technology festival
- Stef Angeles, who works at Callisto, a non-profit that builds technology to help combat sexual assault on college campuses
- Anne Marie Lindgren, a Master’s student in Information Science at Indiana University Bloomington, whose research focuses on diversity and inclusion in computer science
We’re delighted to have all three join us at the conference, and I hope you’ll have a chance to cross paths with them.
And hearty thanks to our wise and generous judges—DesignMap’s Audrey Crane, McKinsey’s Ramya Mahalingam, and Qualcomm’s Julie Morgan—and to Smartsheet’s Lada Gorlenko from our program team, who shepherded the process.