Community Outreach and Representation
Aina Braxton is the Program Manager at The Digital Future Lab at the University of Washington Bothell. She received her BA in Law, Economics, and Public Policy and a minor in Human Rights from University of Washington Bothell in 2012. She is an active member of Seattle’s performance art community, which informs much of the work she oversees at the lab. At the Digital Future lab she supervises the audio production team and leads the lab’s community development effort. She is interested in overlaps between performance art and digital technology as well as exploring new ways technology can be used as an instrument for education and social justice. This past summer she acted as project lead on a participatory action research project in Lake City, Seattle. The objectives of the project were to increase tech fluency amongst participants while identifying areas for future collaboration between the Lake City community and the University of Washington Bothell.