We teach the methods of Equity-Centered Design to transform the way teams communicate, innovate, serve, and lead.

Our Approach

Our methods are grounded in Human-Centered Design, a problem solving process that has roots in the design field. It’s a tool that has long helped people understand and solve complex problems, keeping people at the center. When embedded with equity principles, we believe it’s capable of community transformation.

We teach the methods of Equity-Centered Design to transform the way teams communicate, innovate, serve, and lead.

Our Approach

Our methods are grounded in Human-Centered Design, a problem solving process that has roots in the design field. It’s a tool that has long helped people understand and solve complex problems, keeping people at the center. When embedded with equity principles, we believe it’s capable of community transformation.

Our Team

Chantal

Chantal started with WMCAT in 2019. SoCal Native. Half Filipina, half Guatemalan. Photographer. Entrepreneur. Supper Club coordinator and host. She received her degree in Communications & Mass Media from Cal State San Marcos and went to work as a project manager and professional photographer. She has spent the last several years focused on product photography, lifestyle branding, and event photography. Chantal now calls Grand Rapids home, spending much of her free time working with education and entrepreneur organizations throughout the city. If you don’t see her connecting with people, you’ll find her eating something tasty and excited to share it with you! Oh, and Chantal loves great meals; the ones that bring people together and remind you of all the wonderful things of being human.

Trudy

Trudy Ngo-Brown has been with WMCAT since 2015 and has almost 20 years of combined experience in education as a K-adult classroom teacher, teacher educator, and education consultant.  Prior to WMCAT, Trudy worked at Kent Intermediate School District in the areas of career and workforce readiness and English language learner education. She has also taught in Kentwood Public Schools, Chicago Public Schools, and in Japan. Trudy earned her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Texas (Hook ’em!) and her Master of Education in Instructional Leadership from the University of Illinois in Chicago.

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