Designer. Entrepreneur. Activist.

De Nichols is currently a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University, and as an artist, civic designer, social entrepreneur, and keynote lecturer, she’s mobilized changemakers nationwide to develop creative approaches to the social, civic, and racial justice issues that matter most to them and their communities. 



As a keynote presenter and lecturer, De inspires audiences through interactive talks at conferences and universities across the nation. From TEDx to the Clinton Global Initiative to the Kennedy Center, De uses the creative power of storytelling to share expertise and teach skills from her experiences as a social impact designer, entrepreneur, activist, and community engagement specialist.

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"This is amazing work of art. You are a work of art."

— Maxine Clark, Founder, Build-a-Bear

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