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Hannah Park is a design educator who is obsessed with socially conscious, transdisciplinary, and UIUX design. She has been facilitating numerous community-engaged design projects with her students. Those design projects were funded by a wide range of organizations, including Frost Bank, Make A Wish Foundation, Audubon National Society, SRVS Disability Support Memphis, and Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Colgate-Palmolive. Hannah received her BFA at Parsons School for Design, NYC, and her MDes at York University, Toronto. Her research has been presented internationally, including AIGA, CAA, Cumulus, E&PDE, RASC, SXSW, and TEDx. One of her ongoing research projects, ‘Project Lemonaid: Mobile Outreach Hub for Mental Wellness,’ was selected as a finalist at the ‘Learn by Design’ competition, 2019 SXSW EDU. She will also present ‘By Students for Students: Design for Mental Health’ at 2020 SXSW EDU, and ‘A Peace of Mind: Design Research for Pervasive Healthcare’ at 2020 CAA Conference. Her current research focuses on 1. UIUX design for EHR and healthcare monitoring systems. 2. Service design for promoting mental wellness and preventing mental illness 3. Measuring the effectiveness of Design thinking education for the design and non-design major students. 4. Utilization of design thinking.