Grace's mantra is "Live By Design": Lead your life creatively and strategically, approaching the world with attention to detail and intention towards the bigger picture. Keenly interested in cognitive neuroscience, she is passionate about solving problems at their roots through a form+function lens, driving positive behavior and helping people grow great ideas and great causes (so if you have either, ping her on Twitter at @gracerodriguez!). Grace cultivates creative commerce and innovation as a Founding Board Member of the City of Houston Mayor's Innovation and Technology Advisory Board and of C2 Creative; "Accelerates Design and Marketing Culture" with Culture Pilot; promotes Houston's creative community & innovation ecosystem through COHouston; and fosters "Ideas Worth Spreading" through TEDxHouston. Honored with a Texas Statesman Social Media Award and a Prism Award for producing "Destination Houston," Grace is proudest of her service on the boards of diverse nonprofit organizations, her adventures in tech+art, and helping grow all of the things that no one knows she has had a hand in. Although she's spoken at TEDxSugarLand, Ignite Houston, Texas Women's Conference, HiMA Interactive Strategies (IS) Conference, and numerous universities and schools, you'll most often find Grace behind the scenes rather than on the stage, because sometimes, simply making things happen is its own best reward.
Piloting culture. Driving sustainable individual, social, and systemic innovation. Leveling playing fields. Attacking problems at their roots. Empowering people and communities to make change.
Science + Empathy + Creativity can save the world.
Social pointillism. Breeding edges. Creating a global army of problem-solvers. YOU!
Pattern spotting. Improv. Dance. Mimicking.
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