April De Simone

April has over 15 years of experience in strategically designing, developing and launching for-profit, non-profit and government projects. She is a co-founder and partner of Designing the We, a for-benefit design studio positioned within the fields of social innovation and community driven social, cultural and economic development. Continuing to advocate for social innovation, April is co-creator of various for-purpose ventures and initiatives that promote market based solutions to address complex social challenges. A Dean Merit Scholar, she recently completed her Master of Science in Design and Urban Ecologies from Parsons the New School for Design. April continues to be recognized for her leadership and dedication in supporting frameworks that promote a just and equitable society.