Hi, I’m Isaac Hylton. I am a graduate from Virginia Tech’s School of Performing Arts. My discipline is Theatre Arts with a concentration in Cinema Studies. I served the Leadership and Social Change Residential College (LSCRC) as the president of the College Council. I received the Prince-Dukore Award for excellence in the area of Cinema and Theatre scholarship. I’ve made it to the “big screen” of the Richmond International Film Festival, all thanks to the incredible talent of Virginia Tech’s faculty and associates. And this year, I’ve been awarded the Roberta Polevoy Fund of the Community Foundation Scholarship. As a social designer, I am interested in reforming antiquated narratives that yield ill-conceived biases and social inequity. I believe it’s an honor and an obligation to make substantive investments into our communities; to intentionally cultivate a distinctive mythos, super-ego, and character for each locale, and ultimately MAKE the world we imagine.
MA in Social Design students have a variety of backgrounds and experiences and come from around the world to explore the designer’s role and responsibility in advancing equity and social justice.