Hildreth England

PlusMinus
  • Co-Director, PlusMinus

Hildreth is a Director of PlusMinus, a new program focused on supporting equitable design, development, scale and impact of the Medial Lab's work, especially for society's most marginalized. She is also a strategist on the Lab's change management team, Delta, facilitating working group and community co-design efforts to improve Media Lab Culture.  She's particularly passionate about inclusive design methodologies that give voice to the most vulnerable.

She's spent the last fifteen years leading communications,  policy and technology design projects for underserved populations across sectors, is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (RDN), and has special expertise in health behavior change, particularly in maternal and infant populations.  Before joining the Lab, Hildreth spearheaded innovation strategy for one of the largest nutrition assistance programs in the country, and led a joint municipal-county board that addressed health disparities through community co-design of equitable food and agriculture policies. Prior to leading PlusMinus, Hildreth was the Assistant Direc… View full description

Hildreth is a Director of PlusMinus, a new program focused on supporting equitable design, development, scale and impact of the Medial Lab's work, especially for society's most marginalized. She is also a strategist on the Lab's change management team, Delta, facilitating working group and community co-design efforts to improve Media Lab Culture.  She's particularly passionate about inclusive design methodologies that give voice to the most vulnerable.

She's spent the last fifteen years leading communications,  policy and technology design projects for underserved populations across sectors, is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (RDN), and has special expertise in health behavior change, particularly in maternal and infant populations.  Before joining the Lab, Hildreth spearheaded innovation strategy for one of the largest nutrition assistance programs in the country, and led a joint municipal-county board that addressed health disparities through community co-design of equitable food and agriculture policies. Prior to leading PlusMinus, Hildreth was the Assistant Director of the Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAg), where she headed up operations and led the group's research in education and exploration of design as a lever for behavior change in food systems.  


She's a co-chair in MIT's Food & Sustainability Working Group, and her design work (with HESTIA design lab and OpenAg) has been included in the Triennale di Milano, the Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial, the Barbican Centre, and the Victoria & Albert Museum. She an award-winning performer and director in dance, theater and film, has degrees in foreign service and nutrition from Georgetown University and Texas State University (respectively), and was a 2015 Food Innovation Fellow at the Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia.