noah.ratzan@ac4d.com

Student

Noah Ratzan

I am an insatiably curious learner, observer, and problem-solver, and I’m passionate about the intersection of creativity, people, and design to create positive social change.

After graduating from McGill University, I pursued a career in education and worked as a school teacher, a non-profit program manager, and finally as a director for a non-profit, the Connecticut Pre-Engineering Program. After eight years in education, I am now shifting to a career in user-centered design where I can better leverage my love of design, strategic thinking, and problem-solving to create better and more effective products and services in the social sphere.

I’m excited for the rigorous, hands-on, and socially-oriented program at Austin Center for Design as well as the warmth, culture and community of Austin, Texas. Outside of work, I enjoy adventures with friends and family, cooking, learning new languages, travel, music, and exploring new cultures.