Our Team

Now seeking team members with expertise and/or interest in: research, graphic design, event planning, marketing, fundraising, curriculum development, dialogue facilitation, and youth development.

We are all volunteers who work remotely (online).Apply by sending a résumé and a brief cover letter to kevin.r@DesignUnderstandAct.org.


Kevin Rabinovich, Executive Director

Kevin has 8 years of experience in youth civic engagement, community organizing, and design thinking. He is the founding organizer of TEDxYouth@Columbia, South Carolina’s TEDxYouth event. Their event (among 30,000+ others) is the only one to partner with high schools to get students dialoguing about social issues in-school, and it has received widespread acclaim from other TEDx events for its unique focus on generating impact at the event. He graduated from Clemson University as a National Scholar (a full, merit-based scholarship) with a degree in architecture, philosophy, and computer science; his undergraduate thesis focused on the role of student voices in curriculum design.

He can be found at his personal website and on LinkedIn.


William Negron, Marketing Director

William is a student at USC with interests in the German language, global engagement, and marketing. He currently serves as the president of the USC Maxcy College’s International House, where he oversees day-to-day activities and engagement opportunities for students living in a community focused around international civic engagement. This summer, he will be working at the Metro Richmond Zoo in addition to organizing DUA.

He can be found on LinkedIn.

Christian Ruff, Graphic Designer

Christian is a student at Westwood High School with interests in interdisciplinary arts, culture, and design. He currently serves as an organizer at TEDxYouth@Columbia, uniting students across South Carolina around the power of ideas and dialogue. He is also planning a project centered around social innovation, through which students ideate, design, and execute solutions to social issues. This summer, Christian will be learning to play piano in addition to organizing DUA.

He can be found on LinkedIn.


Jack Bingham, Outreach Director

Jack is a student at the University of South Carolina with experience and interest in theater and astrophysics. A member of USC’s Top Scholars program (a full, merit-based scholarship awarded to less than 100 students), he has interests in theater, the Chinese language, and astrophysics. As a Duke University Summer Research Intern, he studied the effects of different telescope masks on telescope focus. This summer, in addition to organizing DUA, he will be serving as a summer camp counselor at Pisgah National Forest.

He can be found on LinkedIn.


Ashley Lin, Logistics Director

Ashley is a student at Union High School in Vancouver, WA, on a mission to reimagine education through entrepreneurship and educational technology—specifically, through the lenses of cross-cultural collaboration and civic power. She has served as a U.S. Youth Ambassador to Uruguay and is the founder & CEO of Project Exchange, a youth-led, 501(c)3 nonprofit increasing cross-cultural learning experiences for high school and college students around the globe through digital solutions. This summer, in addition to organizing DUA, she will be studying the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals in Egypt and Kosovo.

She can be found on LinkedIn.

Our Advisors

  • Andrew Domingue

  • Connie Rouse

  • Donnie Whitehead

  • Jacob Frankovich

  • JoAnn Floyd Whitehead

  • Iran Campana

  • Susan Bernath

  • Wendy Lesko