Mary Joyce, Kathryn Shroyer, Kayla Cody
Do Big Good
Mary Joyce (she/her) is the Founder and Principal of Do Big Good. Mary has over a decade of global experience at the intersection of research, innovation, and social change. She was New Media Operations Manager for President Obama’s groundbreaking 2008 campaign, is the editor of the book Digital Activism Decoded, and received funding from the National Science Foundation for her work creating data sets of activism campaigns from around the world. She has consulted and collaborated with nonprofits, foundations, and creative firms from North America, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East, including the Mozilla Foundation, Open Society Foundation, and Google VR. She received graduate training in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and in Communication at the University of Washington. Based in Seattle, Mary enjoys intentional communities, superhero movies, and contemporary art.
Kathryn Shroyer (she/her) is Senior Advisor in Design at Do Big Good. Kathryn is a design researcher who engages novices in participatory co-design experiences that inspire creativity through empowerment. She is currently a Graduate Research Fellow of the National Science Foundation and instructor at the Center for Engineering Learning and Teaching at the University of Washington. Previously, Kathryn directed engineering outreach at MIT Sea Grant, where she developed a wide range of curricula engaging students and instructors in prototyping and engineering design thinking. She has also collaborated with the Office of Naval Research, the Women’s Technology Program, NEOSEC, and the Massachusetts Marine Educators. Kathryn has received degrees in both Mechanical Engineering and Music from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Kayla Cody (she/her) is Research Justice Fellow at Do Big Good. Kayla’s early curiosities surrounding racism and education in her public schools, ignited her journey as a social justice researcher. She brought this passion into her studies at Hamilton College, where she majored in Africana Studies and Psychology, conducting major research on implicit and explicit racism as factors in the misplacement of Black students into special education classrooms. Kayla was awarded Hamilton College’s Bristol Fellowship, which funded her qualitative ground research on mental health care policy and services for Black communities within Brasil, South Afrika, Ghana, Jamaica, and England. Kayla completed her Master of Social Work at the University of Washington and her most recent projects include food justice research with the City of Seattle and King County Public Health, as well as thesis research that centers intersectionality and social determinants of health. James Baldwin novels and discovering new Afrikan Diasporic music bring her joy.