Veronica Vold (she/her) is currently the Open Education Instructional Designer for Open Oregon Educational Resources, a program of the Higher Education Coordinating Commission in Oregon. In this role, Veronica leads statewide communities of practice and professional learning cohorts for instructional design and accessibility in open education. In addition, she provides equity-minded instructional design services to OER grant teams and campus partners from Oregon’s 24 public colleges and universities. Veronica is energized by daily consultations with colleagues and working groups on OER and open pedagogy.
For her capstone project, Veronica coordinated Designing for Justice: An Open Education Speaker Series. She invited five globally recognized educators, curriculum designers, and public scholars to present their vision for designing for justice in open education. The series featured Dr. Maha Bali, Andratesha Fritzgerald, Jess Mitchell, Dr. Mays Imad, and Dr. Sasha Costanza-Chock. The series built momentum for equity-minded design in open education and offered interactive and accessible professional development for OER champions at Oregon’s public colleges and universities. To support ongoing engagement with each event, Veronica designed a companion guide for individual and group study. The guide includes openly licensed recordings of each event, an outline of each keynote address, and suggested activities and questions for further discussion.