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City Focus: Seattle


Grab your raincoats or umbrellas! We are heading up to
Seattle, Washington for this week's City Focus. Perched high in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle finds itself home to nearly 750,000 residents, as well being the unofficial coffee capital of the United States. Being the birthplace of the behemoth brand, Starbucks, amongst other brewers, this title is well deserved. Known today for being one of the most progressive cities in the states, their roots actually extend very deep into the land, with indigenous groups making the area their home around 4,000 years ago. Nowadays, Seattle is the host of what seems like countless famous companies and landmarks, including the picturesque Space Needle that towers at 600 feet. Their biggest attraction, however, could be the Pike Place Market, one of the oldest farmers markets in the country, which still receives over 10 million visitors annually. With all of that history and a nickname like "The Emerald City", it is easy to see why people are moving there by the masses.
If you are one of those people, make sure to stay tuned for updates from Ana Pinto de Silva, the city organizer for events coming down the pipeline!

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About the City's Organizers

  • Ana Maria Pinto da Silva

    Ana Pinto da Silva serves as a Principal UX Design Lead for Amazon. Ana’s work synthesizes her interests in design, storytelling, architecture and emerging technologies with her deep passion for creative collaboration. Ana’s previous experience includes immersive technology envisioning, game development, architecture, and interactive media. She has lead design envisioning across a wide array of projects including healthcare, education, civics and workplace productivity. Her work has garnered several awards including the Al Falah from U.C. Berkeley in 2002 and a Webby Worthy Award in 2003. In addition to her media work, Ana has been an instructor at San Francisco State’s Multimedia Studies Program developing and teaching courses on the history of interactive media and portfolio development. Ana is deeply committed to serving the creative community. She is the founder of the Seattle Pecha Kucha speaker series, one of the longest running PK city series in the world. She currently serves on the board of directors for 4Culture, and most recently as board Vice-President for Design In Public and adviser to the Seattle Waterfront Design Oversight Committee. Ana received her B.A. in Architecture from U.C. Berkeley and her MDesS from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. She is a graduate of Seattle’s Leadership Tomorrow’s serving as class valedictorian in 2009.