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Jennifer May

Director, Designmatters Department ArtCenter College of Design

Los Angeles

Jennifer May is the Director of Designmatters, ArtCenter College of Design's social innovation department, where she oversees the management of Designmatters' portfolio of projects and the program's operations. Jennifer works with ArtCenter students and faculty and Designmatters' partners in the nonprofit, government, international development, academic and business sectors to execute curricular projects that yield real-world outcomes. Jennifer first joined Designmatters as the Manager of the LEAP Symposium, a gathering of 150 thought-leaders to discuss career pathways in the emergent field of design for social innovation. She is also the Managing Editor of LEAP Dialogues, a publication follow-up to the LEAP Symposium, which was published in 2016. Jennifer earned her M.B.A. from USC Marshall School of Business, where she was a Brittingtham Social Enterprise Lab Fellow, a Forté Fellow, and an Education Pioneers Fellow. Prior to returning to school, Jennifer was the Manager of Special Events for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, where produced events such as the Gustavo Dudamel Inaugural Gala and Opening Night at the Hollywood Bowl.

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Women's Design Salon: Inspiring Action

Women's Design Salon: Inspiring Action

We’re kicking off the first Women’s Design Salon event this year, hosted by verynice, in partnership with General Assembly.

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