After working as one of three directors for the VergeNYC 2016 team, I'm proud to say that we've pulled off another great year! It's been an amazing learning experience to lead such a great team, and it's an honor to show the transdisciplinary design practice out to the public. We had a great turn out this year, with new and old friends joining the Verge family. Special thanks to all of our partners, advisors, and sponsors who helped us pull it off!
Despite everything, I'm most grateful for my team mates, and allowing me to learn and grow as a leader. Thinking back to my pre-Verge days, I couldn't imagine standing in a room to network, getting up in front of a crowd, or managing and staying positive during peak stress times. I still have a ways to go, but I'm thankful for the opportunity to grow. It's been a 9 month long journey since the last summer when I accepted the Verge 2016 director role and I must say that it's bittersweet to let this go. Meeting collaborators and partners along the way has made all of the stress and anxiety worth it! I'm especially proud to see my colleagues representing our transdisciplinary design practice as Conversation Leaders, pulling off exciting 2-day workshops. Special shout out to my co-directors Ankita Roy and Andrea Burgueno for the countless hours, early and late, that we've spent together. I couldn't have done it without you two. On behalf of the Verge team, thank you to all of those who came and participated.
To last year's Verge team, thank you for your trust and giving me this opportunity.
To next year's Verge team, I'm looking forward to being a *participant* next year!