Emily Pilloton is the Founder/Executive Director of Project H Design, and High School Instructor of Studio H in rural North Carolina. Trained in architecture at UC Berkeley and product design at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Emily believes in the process of design beyond just the product, launching Project H to empower communities and apply design outside of the design bubble to global issues that matter. Former Managing Editor of Inhabitat.com, writer, California girl and unwavering optimist, Emily is also a PopTech social innovation fellow and has presented at TEDGlobal and dozens of other fora. Based in Bertie County, NC, Emily co-teaches Studio H and enjoys getting dirty in the woodshop and exploring open spaces with her two border collies.
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Design chutzpah. Public education. Marathon training. Dogs.