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Regine Gilbert

Industry Assistant Professor, New York University

Regine Gilbert is a user experience designer, educator, and international public speaker with over 10 years of experience working in the technology arena. She has a strong belief in making the world a more accessible place—one that starts and ends with the use. In 2019, Regine’s first book, "Inclusive Design for a Digital World: Designing with Accessibility in Mind" (Design Thinking) was released through Apress publishing.

AmberNechole Hart

Product Designer, Y Media Labs

AmberNechole is a writer and product designer based in Atlanta, currently working at Y Media Labs. She explores how black perspectives and responses to past, current, and future realities can influence design creating more conscious, innovative, and inclusive work. Within these realities, you can find her reading, meditating, or waiting for an opportunity to shift her perspective.

Find her writings on Medium.

Darren Hood

Senior Learning Experience Designer, Michigan State University

Darren is extremely passionate about all things UX, holding 20+ years of experience in human-computer interaction and interaction design, with the last 16+ years working full-time in the world of UX. Darren's professional footprint spans such organizations as Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Bosch, Ryder, United Wholesale Mortgage, Quicken Loans, Cengage Learning, Duracell, Caterpillar, and USA Networks, to name a few. He serves as an adjunct professor for Kent State University’s UX Design Master’s program (Kent, Ohio USA), as an adjunct at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan (USA), and leads UX workshops at Grand Circus in Detroit, Michigan (USA). Darren has an international footprint on the UX speaking circuit and is also the host of The World of UX podcast, available through several popular sources. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Northcentral University.

Naa Marteki Reed

Senior User Experience Designer, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Naa Marteki Reed serves as a Sr. User Experience Designer in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). While Naa Marteki is her complete two-word first name (similar to Mary Ann), she usually goes by just Marteki. At the CFPB, Marteki has worked across consumer-facing products, practitioner- and educator-focused resources, and researcher-oriented interactive tools. She was on the initial project teams which created both the Design System and the CFPB web accessibility review process. Marteki holds an M.B.A. with a specialization in IT Management, and received her B.A. in English with a Computer Science minor from the University of Pennsylvania.