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Yingfah Thao

Minnesota State
Director of Professional Development
Minneapolis, MN
I bring a human-centered approach to everything I do and consider every problem I encounter—big or small—a design challenge. I'm a staunch advocate for creating and delivering delightful user experiences for humans. In my current position, I apply UX and human-centered design principles to create better service delivery for professional development.  

Talk with me about:
Professional Development
UX (User Experience) and Service Design
Slow movement in biking
Human-centered Design
People-Centered Leadership
Organizational thought leaders (Simon Sinek, Adam Grant, Brene Brown)
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) -- nonrepresentation of Asians in higher education
Japandi Design
Honda Metro Mopeds/Scooters
Minneapolis Chain of Lakes
Local food
Cocktails and distilleries
Introversion (the new normal post-pandemic)
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  • Filter By Date CTE Works! Summit: A BOLD Vision Beyond 2020 Nov 2 - 3, 2020
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  • Career & College Readiness
  • Employer Engagement & Workforce Development
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Opening and Closing Sessions
  • Partnerships
  • Power Up! Power Through! Power Down!
  • Teaching & Learning Strategies