Ben Peterson '12

User Experience Designer & Researcher, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

With a background in cover design and curation, Ben Peterson's work blends his twin interests in art and environmental justice. He spearheaded the Wetwalks and Waterwalls project, funded in part through a grant from MICA’s Launch Artists in Baltimore (LAB) fellowship, to help showcase the relationship between human actions and the health of the Chesapeake Bay and affected neighborhoods. It uses art and design to foster stewardship and a broader understanding of water systems. He was recognized as a finalist for the national Design Ignites Change prize.