Creative Director, Sasaki
His critical writing frequently appears in regional and national publications. Barash has served as editor of a weekly magazine, overseeing coverage of design culture, including architecture, landscape, and urban design. He has worked with major civic organizations, where he convened urban planners, visual artists, designers, philanthropists, and civic leaders to implement creative placemaking initiatives, such as the largest work of public art in Chicago’s history. He has developed programs, including lectures, exhibitions, and awards, which engage public audiences.
Associate Vice President, Innovation + Entrepreneurship, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Monique holds a Master in Education and a PhD in Education/Organizational Development from the University of Passau in Germany. Her work focused on change management and transitions, educational shifts, innovation and idea generation. She also holds a Certificate for Executive and Organizational Coaching from Columbia University to support individuals and leaders in reinventing their careers and moving their organizations forward. Monique has consulted, coached, and worked in profit and non-profit sectors and across industries and functions in Europe and the US.
Director of Engagement, Brandeis University International Business School
In her role at Brandeis University International Business
School, Katie seeks to connect “World Ready” graduate students with enriching experiential learning opportunities and acts as an advocate for corporate partners seeking to engage with the Brandeis community.
Director, Fidelity Labs
Asha’s background includes several years in the entertainment industry (where she worked with Viacom Productions, New Line Cinema, and JWT) and more recent stints in management consulting and entrepreneurship. She’s a graduate of the Newhouse School at Syracuse University, and has an MBA from the Rotman School of Management.
Managing Director, Workplace Experience & Strategy, Transwestern Consulting Group
His expertise includes portfolio, occupancy and workplace strategy; building appraisal; and workplace performance measurement, having informed real estate and workplace decision-making for public and private sector organizations for more than a decade. He is currently the Managing Director of Workplace Experience & Strategy for Transwestern Consulting Group where he uses tangible data to help tenants, landlords, owners, and investors make better informed, more confident and reliable real estate decisions, influencing the ways space is provided, occupied, and managed.
After graduating Washington University in St. Louis, Adam’s passion for the role of design in problem-solving was nurtured across advertising, innovation, and strategy firms such as Zipatoni, Redscout, and JWT. Prior to joining Transwestern, Adam led client engagements with the workplace consultancy, DEGW, and the architecture firm, HOK. When he’s not talking about change and its impact on people and place, you’re likely to find him tending the garden with his wife and two daughters in Larchmont, NY.