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Kerrin Smith

Kerrin Smith is on a quest to help empathy -- the practice of imagining how the world seems to another -- become a core social value. Her mediums of choice live in two domains: organization design and management processes, and aesthetics and the lexicon of "cool." 

Prior to Incandescent, Kerrin graduated summa cum laude from NYU's Gallatin School for Individualized Study, where her concentration, The Local Economy of Fashion, explored how to shift passive consumerism to responsible global citizenship in the fashion industry, specifically through alternative business designs. In developing her own prototype, Kerrin discovered that enterprises are her favorite vehicle for ideas that could impact social values and the systems that uphold them, which is what led her to Incandescent. 

Kerrin is the founder of Cool And Thoughtful, an initiative that uses aesthetics, interdisciplinary dialogue, and facilitated events to redefine being "cool" as generous and engaged, rather than narcissistic and rebellious. This work blends art direction with interfaith concepts in hopes of offering a more empathetic worldview. She does everything she can to make her free time (and scheduled time) Cool And Thoughtful.