Heather Snyder Quinn (she/her) is usually where she “isn’t supposed to be.” You will find her playing in unexpected places, physical or virtual, and collaborating with people from an array of backgrounds. She uses design fiction to empower communities to imagine possible futures and understand technology’s impact on human freedoms. The World Economic Forum, MIT Press, Washington Post, Hyperallergic, and NASA have recognized her work. Dedicated to improving society through design, she serves as Director of Design Futures for Design Incubation, and co-chair of Speculative Futures Chicago. Previously she was an Assistant Professor of Design, Wicklander Fellow in Ethics, and an OpEd Public Voice Fellow at DePaul University. She received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is an Assistant Professor of Design Futures at Washington University in Saint Louis, Director of the Parallel Futures Lab, and mother of two daughters.