Nneka (she/hers) is an urban designer and civic technologist who strives to help citymakers leverage technology to increase public good. Working at the intersection of urban planning, design research, and product development, Nneka takes a systems-level and human-centered approach to developing digital tools that help make city systems more accessible, inclusive, and equitable. Nneka's process includes conducting and translating urbanism and ux research into into data-driven product design and development pipelines.
Currently, Nneka is the Research + Program Manager at the Jacobs Urban Tech Hub @ Cornell Tech. Prior to her time at Cornell Tech, Nneka was a product manager at NYC Planning Labs, as well as co-founded a civic tech startup.
Nneka holds a Master of City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a concentration in City Design (‘18) and Bachelor of Arts in Urban Planning, with a minor in Landscape Architecture from Virginia Tech (‘14).