Nick Okafor (he/him), is the founder of trubel&co, a culturally-responsive technical education platform that champions youth to disrupt society for the better. By integrating STEM education with civic innovation, trubel&co creates a pipeline of changemakers committed to improving their community using equitable data analytics, responsible technology, and inclusive design. trubel&co’s flagship program, Mapping Justice, teaches diverse high school students how to design geospatial tools for social change. A strategist and design researcher by trade, Nick is also a doctoral student at Stanford University within Management Science & Engineering, where his research focuses on the practice and pedagogy of responsible innovation. Specifically, he explores abolitionist technologies, the rise of urban innovation, and the business case behind responsibility & ethics. Previously, Nick was a Senior Associate at Sidewalk Labs (Google’s urban innovation arm), where he drove commercialization for emerging products that improve quality of life in cities. He advocates for a radical reimagining of the tools used to create a more just and equitable society, and is committed to pairing technology with inclusive design to increase opportunity, mitigate harm, and create liberatory futures.
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