Eliza Squibb

Eliza co-instructs D-Lab: Design and D-Lab: Leadership and Design. She uses textile design to bridge the worlds of art and science. Collaborating with healthcare providers, artists, and artisans, Eliza creates textile patterns that communicate health information for populations with low literacy or language barriers that prevent equitable healthcare access. Eliza’s textile patterns have been funded by grants, including two Grand Challenge Exploration grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and her designs have been used in health campaigns in West Africa to promote reproductive and infant health.

Eliza was a 2019 Atlantic Fellow for US + Global Health Equity from George Washington University’s Milken School of Public Health. She has a BFA in Textile Design from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and she co-instructs biomimicry design at the RISD Nature Lab. Originally from Maine, Eliza lives in Providence, Rhode Island where she loves to hike and canoe.