Lesley Sager

Credentials: NCIDQ

Position title: Faculty Associate, Director of the Design Thinking Initiative

Email: lhsager@wisc.edu

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With degrees in both social work and design, Sager’s work and teaching is routed in the goal of improving the quality of how we live today. A prime example of this work is the micro-enterprise projects that Lesley facilitates for women artisans in Tharaka Nithi, Kenya. Lesley is also the founder of Merry-Go-Strong, a nonprofit organization that works in partnership with the community of the Village of Gatunga, Kenya, by supporting women and children to expand their craft, mind, and resources.

Affiliations: Interior Architecture Faculty Associate in the School of Human Ecology; Founder of Merry-Go-Strong (MGS)