Keesa is an award-winning human-centered-systems designer who focuses on equity and access issues in Food systems. She is a 2021 graduate of the University of Michigan Penny Stamps School of Art and Design school where she was awarded honors in sustainability and design leadership. Her research paradigm is centered in transformative practices for social impact. She deliberately uses African and Indigenous methodologies and methods to create bridging/healing within community designs across the state of Michigan communities. Prior to coming to CRFS, Keesa worked as the DEI Farm manager for the University of Michigan Campus Farm. She is also the first Racial Equity Chair for the Washtenaw food policy council and runs a social impact design firm called the Equity and Access Group.
Keesa V. Johnson
Experience as a coach (formal/informal)
Experience as a facilitator
Food and agriculture/ environmental sustainability/ healthcare/ education/ skill development and employability/ microfinance/ gender equity, self-help groups, women-led businesses/ Financial inclusion/ International Development/ Child protection/ Peace and conflict/ Energy/ First nations & aboriginal rights/ Race equity/ Land use, housing, city planning/ Technology/ Access & ability/ Policy making/ Incarceration/ Entrepreneurship
Areas of development and learning
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