Senior Lecturer, Theatre Arts and Performance Studies
Michelle Bach-Coulibaly, recently honored as one of Rhode Islands Women of Distinction, is a long time teaching artist-activist in Rhode Island and Connecticut. Her work encompasses directing and developing new work for the stage and film and in schools that address important social justice issues. She has been on the faculty of Brown Universitys Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies since 1987, and a core faculty member of the Eugene ONeill Theatre Centers National Theatre Institute since the early 1980s.
Enrique Martínez is a Senior Critic at the Rhode Island School of Design and an international consultant on systems innovation as founder and director of MUCHIEAST, a platform focusing on areas such as education, healthcare and wellbeing, and food systems. His research, teaching, and writing focus on the critical role that architecture and design have in resolving complex systemic problems such as climate change, public health, and social inequalities. He is a member of the Zoning Board of Reviews and the Healthy Communities Office, City of Providence, and a founding member of the Rhode Island Food Policy Council.
Ravi Sarpatwari is an M.D. candidate at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Ravi is a co-founder of Design+Health, a collaboration between the Alpert Medical School and the Rhode Island School of Design that serves as an incubator for innovative design solutions to improve individual and community health.