I found a love for conducting research and designing systems while challenging the boundaries within my very product-oriented degree, Industrial Design. An absence here led me to pursue spaces that emphasize relationship building and information gathering. I am endlessly excited by the power of communication – whether it’s curriculum design for middle-schoolers, expression through movement, or the translation of designs into functional specifications. I am drawn to spaces that prioritize ethical and participatory practices and I seek to better understand a balance between the role of a designer (the decision-maker) and a facilitator (one who empowers).

Professionally, I’m currently shifting things in the life insurance world as a UX Designer and Researcher at String and Key.

Personally, I’m listening to / watching / learning

There’s a good chance you’ll find me exploring Green-Wood Cemetery. If not, meganmlighty@gmail.com is the next best place.