Racial Justice Commission Bio

Alesia Hendley

Alesia Hendley is an AV professional that found her passion at a young age as a sound engineer with her Father’s church. In the early stages of the church’s foundation they couldn’t afford musicians. By utilizing different audiovisual technologies she and her Father found creative ways to go higher both musically and spiritually, taking the congregation with them. Now you can find her operating/installing audiovisual systems or executing creative ventures.

Alesia Hendley
None
Tampa Bay, FL

Waqas Jawaid

Waqas Jawaid
Partner, Isometric Studio (New York)
Waqas is an SEGD 2020 Global Design Award recipient and was a featured presenter at SEGD Exhibition and Experience Event. His work as a partner at Isometric Studio focuses on designing a more inclusive contemporary culture.

Waqas Jawaid
Isometric Studio
New York City

Dayton Schroeter

Dayton is a Design Principal who has championed Design Justice advocacy throughout his career at SmithGroup. As a leader of the firm’s Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, his charge is to lead design projects that address the systemic injustice that architecture and planning have perpetuated for historically disenfranchised communities of color.

Dayton Schroeter
SmithGroupJJR
Washington DC

Zach Kotel

Zach Kotel is a co-chair of the Denver Chapter.

Zach Kotel’s background lies in fine art, specifically painting and drawing. With many years of experience in almost all traditional art media, Zach has an exceptional eye for composition, leading to conceptually sound designs.

Zach Kotel
ArtHouse Design
Denver

Darlene van Uden

Darlene van Uden is Design Director at Infinite Scale. She joined as a Senior Designer in 2012 after spending several years at Two Twelve in New York. She has been fortunate enough to work on a wide range of project types and scales which include urban wayfinding programs for the cities of Charlotte, North Carolina and Richmond, Virginia, a comprehensive signage and donor recognition system for the David H.

Darlene van Uden, Infinite Scale
Infinite Scale
Salt Lake City, UT
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