Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life (IA) is excited to welcome UC Davis graduate student and designer Tracy Corado to IA. A 2019 Mellon Public Scholar, Tracy will work alongside leaders of IA’s Commission on Publicly Engaged Design this summer on several upcoming research projects. Tracy’s contributions will also include participation in the Twentieth Anniversary National Gathering in Albuquerque, NM. She shares, “I am excited to work on how community-engaged design practices can impact and empower communities to decide on what is best for them.”
About Tracy Corado
Tracy Corado, MFA candidate in Design at UC Davis, is a designer with a background in interior architectural design. She is interested in re-imagining exhibitions to encourage a greater connection with nature. She is focusing on addressing environmental and ecological issues through education to implement necessary changes and increase interest. By exploring the possibilities of exhibitions, she hopes to lessen the gap between urban living and the natural world to encourage more sustainable living practices, greater care and sense of urgency for pressing environmental concerns.
About Mellon Public Scholars
The Mellon Public Scholars Program at UC Davis has served as a model for other universities interested in providing new research and career experiences for humanities, arts, and social-sciences graduate students. The program provides support for community-engaged research and public scholarship of faculty and graduate students while introducing the student scholars to broader career training.