Eric Reynolds Brubaker

I am a design researcher and complex systems engineer at NASA where I support teams to co-design across group boundaries.  

After a decade working in hardware development, teaching design, and co-developing impact-driven community initiatives in the U.S., India, and Zambia, I returned to school and completed a Ph.D. in design at Stanford University. There I was part of the Center for Design Research, Center for Work, Technology & Organization, and Center for African Studies and funded as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow

I am trained in engineering design, learning sciences, and theories from sociology, psychology, critical studies, systems science, and other transdisciplinary thinking. My research involves ethnography, mixed methods, and field experiments in partnership with communities and organizations

I am a community and coalition builder, at home, at work, and in everything I do. I also love riding bikes, building things, and spoken word.