Rebekah Ison Radtke is an Assistant Professor in the School of Interiors a the UK College of Design. She earned her Master of Architecture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011. Radtke focuses on opportunities where collaborative learning and community-engaged design processes intersect. Radtke continues to build relationships and create connections between the design profession and the university to create community impact by undertaking research and teaching about learning spaces, technology integration, and creativity in the design process as a means for community engagement. She has collaborated on preservation work in rural China, design-build projects in the villages of Brazil, community-activated art interventions in Appalachia and education-based design in Lexington, KY, which have been funded through national funding entities. These experiences seek to create better environments by building strong communities through collaborations in the university, state, and global environment.