Hildreth England

PlusMinus
  • Co-Director, PlusMinus

Hildreth is a Director of PlusMinus, a new program focused on supporting equitable development, scale and impact of the Medial Lab's work, especially for society's most marginalized. She's particularly passionate about inclusive technologies and design methodologies that give voice to the most vulnerable.

Before leading PlusMinus, Hildreth was the Assistant Director of the Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAg), where she headed the group's research in education and exploration of design as a lever for  behavior change in food systems. She's spent the last fifteen years leading communications,  policy and technology design projects for underserved populations in the public and private sector, and is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (RDN) specializing in maternal and child health.  Just prior to joining the Media Lab, Hildreth spearheaded innovation strategy for the Texas Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and chaired the City of Austin Sustainable Food Policy Board.   


She's a co-chair in MIT's Food & Sustainabilit… View full description

Hildreth is a Director of PlusMinus, a new program focused on supporting equitable development, scale and impact of the Medial Lab's work, especially for society's most marginalized. She's particularly passionate about inclusive technologies and design methodologies that give voice to the most vulnerable.

Before leading PlusMinus, Hildreth was the Assistant Director of the Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAg), where she headed the group's research in education and exploration of design as a lever for  behavior change in food systems. She's spent the last fifteen years leading communications,  policy and technology design projects for underserved populations in the public and private sector, and is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (RDN) specializing in maternal and child health.  Just prior to joining the Media Lab, Hildreth spearheaded innovation strategy for the Texas Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and chaired the City of Austin Sustainable Food Policy Board.   


She's a co-chair in MIT's Food & Sustainability Working Group, and her design work with OpenAg and HESTIA design lab has been included in the Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial, the Barbican Centre, the Victoria & Albert Museum, and the Triennale di Milano. She has performed and directed in dance, theater and film since childhood, 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.