Hildreth England

Open Agriculture (OpenAg)
  • Assistant Director, OpenAg

Hildreth manages people, potential, and partners at the Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAg). She also leads research in user experience and interaction design for the group, fusing her expertise in health behavior change with emotion-based design methodologies and persuasive technology to create easy, engaging, positive behaviors in food systems.

She is a designer and Registered Dietitian who’s spent the last fifteen years leading communications,  policy and technology development projects in the public and private sector. Before joining the Media Lab, Hildreth led digital innovation strategy for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), and is particularly passionate about designing for and serving the most vulnerable populations in our society. 

Hildreth's food-centered design studio HESTIA design lab has been featured at the Triennale di Milano, and she often treads the boards as a dancer, performer and director. Hildreth has degrees in foreign service from Georgetown University, in nutrition from Texas State University, and was a 2015 Fellow in Food Innov… View full description

Hildreth manages people, potential, and partners at the Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAg). She also leads research in user experience and interaction design for the group, fusing her expertise in health behavior change with emotion-based design methodologies and persuasive technology to create easy, engaging, positive behaviors in food systems.

She is a designer and Registered Dietitian who’s spent the last fifteen years leading communications,  policy and technology development projects in the public and private sector. Before joining the Media Lab, Hildreth led digital innovation strategy for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), and is particularly passionate about designing for and serving the most vulnerable populations in our society. 

Hildreth's food-centered design studio HESTIA design lab has been featured at the Triennale di Milano, and she often treads the boards as a dancer, performer and director. Hildreth has degrees in foreign service from Georgetown University, in nutrition from Texas State University, and was a 2015 Fellow in Food Innovation at the Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia