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Pia Zaragoza

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty


Pia Zaragoza is a creative technologist, researcher, and educator exploring the current use cases and future possibilities of emerging technologies. Constantly tinkering and experimenting, her work is at the intersection of computer science, engineering, and the social sciences.


  • User experience
  • Inclusive design
  • Accessibility
  • Communications

Research Areas

  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Social justice
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning


  • Co-Lead of the Accessibility Guild at the General Services Administration


  • New York University, MA in Interactive Telecommunications, 2014
  • The American University of Paris, BA in Global Communications, 2008

Prior Experience

  • Adjunct Professor in Interaction Design, California College of the Arts¬†
  • White House Presidential Innovation Fellow, General Services Administration¬†
  • Vice President of Accessibility Research, JP Morgan Chase

Awards & Distinctions

  • Venture Forward Fellow, 2022
  • Somos VC Fellow, 2021
  • Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Fellow, 2017
  • IDEO CoLab Fellow, 2017