You’re Invited: Author and Inclusive Design Educator Grace Jun to Speak at Foxcroft

Grace Jun, an assistant professor at the University of Georgia, where her research and teaching focus on design and disability processes, has been named Foxcroft’s 2024 Alison Harrison Goodyear 1929 Fellow. Jun will speak to the community about her career journey and research on Thursday, March 21, at 7pm in the Audrey Bruce Currier Library at Foxcroft.
This event is open to families and the local community. Admission is free, but seating is limited. RSVP by submitting this form or calling 540.687.4510. 

Jun is also a founding member of a national award-winning disability nonprofit called Open Style Lab, a nonprofit organization committed to making style accessible for everyone, regardless of their cognitive and physical abilities, initiated at MIT in 2015. Her upcoming book, Fashion, Disability and Codesign: A Human-Centered Design Approach, connects her entrepreneurship with academic research and is anticipated to be released in May 2024 by Bloomsbury Publishing. 

Prior to her evening presentation, Jun will spend the day with Foxcroft students. In the morning, she will speak with the entire student body about her career journey, female leadership, the basics of what a designer does, and design principles. She will then visit with a smaller group of STEAM students and student leaders. 

The Alison Harrison Goodyear 1929 Fellowship program, offered through the generosity of the family and friends of Alison Harrison Goodyear, Foxcroft Class of 1929, brings distinguished speakers and performers to Foxcroft to deliver a keynote address and conduct small group seminars with students. 

Fellowship recipients during the program’s 54-year history include such remarkable voices as Maya Angelou, James Baker III, Doris Kearns Goodwin, David McCullough, Sally Ride, Barbara Walters, tech entrepreneur Sheena Allen, National Geographic “Adventurer of the Year” Jennifer Pharr Davis, “Hello Fears” founder Michelle Poler, NPR’s Morning Edition host Rachel Martin, GenHERation founder Katlyn Grasso, The Social Institute founder Laura Tierney, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Dr. Marcia Chatelain, Former Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, Haitian-American director and global philanthropist Claudine Oriol, and renowned oceanographer and ocean advocate Dr. Sylvia Earle.
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