Rebecca Mushtare is an interactive media designer. She is an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Oswego. Her research interests include representations of gender, design for social impact, design for aging populations and community based learning. Rebecca actively engages her students in community projects and regularly speaks and publishes on community based learning and community partnerships. Over the past year, Rebecca has become increasingly interested in issues related to aging and has collaborated with colleagues on Recollections: A Memory Loss Awareness Project which is now a traveling exhibition visiting elder care facilities. Rebecca is also a member of the Active Aging and Community Engagement Center at SUNY Oswego steering committee and the Education Director and Board Member of AIGA Upstate New York. Mushtare also maintains a creative practice that overlaps and extends her academic research. Her creative work spans media from code to fibers. Her work is often motivated by social and political issues but also has a keen interest in the power of abstract color and shape to provoke and evoke emotion. View Full CV (Google Doc)