Eliza Squibb 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 maternal and infant health.
Eliza is a co-instructor for a course on biomimicry design at the Rhode Island School of Design “Nature Lab” and a course on Design Thinking at MIT D-Lab that connects innovative global start-ups and nonprofits with teams of undergraduate students to solve global challenges. Originally from Maine, Eliza lives in Providence, Rhode Island where she loves to explore, hike, and canoe.