Gabrielle Micheletti

was born in Rhode Island, with lived roots in Milano-Torino and Miami. Ze comes from a family of entrepreneurs, stylists, metalsmiths, jewelry makers, chefs, musicians, and sartoria. Ze studied humanities + languages before earning a B.A. in Philosophy, with continued study in Experience (UX) Research and Strategy via Designlab + Emotional Design and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) via the Interaction Design Foundation. As an oscillating ENFP/INFP, ze likes to explore contextually meaningful, cultural, and emotional symbolisms within everyday life. Ze focuses on design for experience in development, and in the global, decentralized technology community. Ze has collaborated with diverse, distributed computing projects, and in creative studios like Pininfarina (Mahindra), converging physical with virtual, invisible with tangible, and heritage with the future. As a hobbyist, ze is interested in paradigms like co-design / co-build and creative computation. Ze is passionate about deep craftsmanship married with design for well-being, especially within marginalized communities and emergent locales. Ze is currently involved in working exploration of core threads such as social + economic empowerment, re/decentralization, co-liberation, and open-source for equity, sustainability + inclusion.

Presently: Partner at cLabs, working on Celo

A few things I’ve been up to recently:

Volunteer for Devcon Scholars Mentorship + Development Committee Lead with the Ethereum Foundation
Steward of the ConsenSys Grants Program at ConsenSys
Alumnus, Devcon V Scholars Program in Osaka, Japan
Co-collaborator, Celo in Mexico City Participatory Workshop + Research Sessions

StudentUrban Design summer program @ Harvard Graduate School of Design

Advocate, MIT CoLab Community Innovators Lab, DUSP

Participant,  IDEO CoLab Makeathon in Open Financial Systems/Distributed Web

Co-organizerGaza Web3 Workshop with Bounties, Blockchain Embassy + Gitcoin

Volunteer,  Merry Merkle South Africa Mission Trip for African Angels School

Panelist,  Open Hearts & Open Minds Diversity + Inclusion Mixer

Participant,  Copenhagen Tech Festival Community Leadership Summit

Contributing Writer,  RadicalxChange - Web3 and Continua of Dignity

Participant,  Decentralised Pattern Organizing Workshop

Contributing Editor,  The Challenge of UX in Ethereum

Co-organizer,  Prague Cryptolife Hackathon Salon

Collaborations welcomed for evolving design + technology + impact.
Current contact.