Annie Wu
Experience Designer, Airbnb

Annie Wu is an Experience Designer on the Human Team at Airbnb. She works on Open Homes, a platform that connects disaster evacuees, refugees, and medical travelers with a place to stay during times of need. Previously she was Senior Communication Designer at where she designed products and services in service of poverty alleviation, from micro-health insurance start-ups to financial literacy programs for refugees. Her journey to social impact design has included helping clients innovate through human-centered design at IDEO; working with nonprofits in Chicago with Greater Good Studio; and an ethnographic research fellowship in Cape Town, South Africa. She studied Industrial Design at the Rhode Island School of Design and Anthropology at Brown University.