WHO WE ARE

The City of Long Beach assembled a team of local, regional and national talent with a unique and comprehensive set of skills to advance its innovation projects.

TRAITS OF THE INNOVATIVELY INCLINED

 

More important than process is the mindset we bring to the work. Mindset is more complex and difficult to develop than merely following a defined process.

 

reflective / strong-willed / receptive / agile / introspective / passionate bold / curious / determined / empathetic

Lauren Vargas- Director of Innovation Delivery & Special Projects for Mayor Robert Garcia

 

TRACY COLUNGA- Innovation Team Director for the City of Long Beach

 

ALMA CASTRO- Deputy Director

 

HEATHER BARKER- DESIGN LEAD

 

HARRISON HUYNH- CIVIC DESIGNER

 

Kristina Macias- GIS Civic Researcher

 

OUR FELLOWS & INTERNS

Stephanie Harper - civic innovation researcher

 

Stephanie holds a B.A. degree in Sociocultural Anthropology, and she will complete her Master’s of Social Work degree from CSULB in May, 2018. She’s worked in the nonprofit sector since 2008 in programs centered on marginalized populations both locally and globally. Her experience includes qualitative research, advocacy, program design, and project management.  Most recently, Stephanie was the Director of Training & Volunteer Support at Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Orange County, a nonprofit that advocates for youth in foster care.  Prior to her work at CASA, Stephanie was a Program Associate at Relief International, focusing on program design and grant writing for multi-sector relief and development programs in over 25 developing countries.

LEARN MORE ABOUT US

HOW WE WORK

 

We believe that a solution is out there and that by focusing on the people we are designing for, we’ll find it together.

WHY INNOVATION IS IMPORTANT

 

Using our unique design-centered approach, we are dedicated to improving the capacity of City Hall.

© 2017 LONG BEACH INNOVATION TEAM

WHO WE ARE

The City of Long Beach assembled a team of local, regional and national talent with a unique and comprehensive set of skills to advance its innovation projects.

TRAITS OF THE INNOVATIVELY INCLINED

 

More important than process is the mindset we bring to the work. Mindset is more complex and difficult to develop than merely following a defined process.

 

reflective / strong-willed / receptive / agile / introspective / passionate bold / curious / determined / empathetic