Hey my name is Tina Shoulders I am a designer and technologist who recently designed the platform NoireCare and have been working as the editor to curate and share stories about self-care amongst Black and other marginalized women as a method of activism.
My love of technology, design and young people led me to accept a contract over the past 4 years to work as the Technology Consultant for St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx. In that role, I had the opportunity to create social media strategies, create content, apps and online experiences to do outreach to the Bronx Teen population to help improve health outcomes.
In 2012 I founded Exposure Camp, a non- profit that has taught and exposed hundreds of Bronx and Mount Vernon youth to coding and digital content creation. I created partnerships with Mozilla and Etsy who supported the highly publicized Teen Tech Bashes and workshops. I have since slowed on running workshops as an organization but still consult schools and other programs on outreach, curriculum design and innovative approaches to engaging young people with the idea of becoming young makers that utilize technology.
I am also the Co-founder of the Bronx Tech meetup and a sought-after speaker in the areas of diversity in design and the bridge where technology meets health. I still blog on issues related to health, family and design and freelances for several companies as a social media strategist and designer. Tina lives in the Bronx with a toddler and a teen and is working to carve out time to train for her second marathon.
I still blog on issues related to health, family and design and freelance for several companies as a social media strategist and designer. I started my career as a surface designer ,designing textiles and graphics for major design companies and even lauching my own pop- culture inspired home products line back in the day (2006)
Life has been interesting and continues to be as a navigate between creating a platform and a space to educate and empower women of color and finding opportunities to work with companies in roles that allow me to use my creative talents and branding experience.
I live in the Bronx with a toddler and a teen and I’m trying to carve out time to train for my second marathon.