Jess Mitchell

Senior Manager, Research + Design at the Inclusive Design Research Centre, OCAD University in Toronto

Jess Mitchell is Senior Manager, Research + Design at the Inclusive Design Research Centre at OCAD University in Toronto. Her work focuses on fostering innovation within diverse communities while achieving outcomes that benefit everyone. She applies this perspective to managing large-scale international projects, focused organizational initiatives, and everything in between. Jess has worked on a number of complex distributed projects, including building the Ghana Internet Exchange Point in West Africa, teaching at the University level, facilitating workshops with government, industry, and non-profit partners, and working to make the Internet accessible and inclusive to all.

Areas of expertise: accessibility; critical pedagogy; critical thinking; diversity, equity, inclusion; ethics