Duane Rollins is a designer, educator, and non-profit leader trying to do a little more good around the nation's capital. He currently serves as the National Director of Product at Impact at SEED SPOT, a social impact incubator focused on educating, accelerating, and investing in entrepreneurs who are creating solutions to social problems.
Prior to SEED SPOT, he worked as an UX and Instructional Designer at 18F, a digital consultancy within the GSA transforming the way the government builds and buys digital services. He has also worked at Threespot where he led digital strategy engagements with clients such as the Department of State, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the USO, and Harvard Business School among others. Previous experience also includes stints at Juice Analytics and General Electric.
He also has a deep passion for education. He taught at both General Assembly and Georgetown University and helped cofound the Washington Leadership Academy, a public charter high school in DC (and XQ Super School Prize recipient). In addition, he co-founded STEMLY, a non-profit advocacy organization championing access to high quality science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education for underrepresented groups.
Duane has a master’s degree in industrial design from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a mechanical engineering degree from Virginia Tech. He is based in Washington D.C.
How to Get a Job at a Startup
This talk will investigate how job seekers can prepare themselves for success and land a job at a startup where they can learn and grow.