Danicia Malone serves as BCC Program and Facility Manager. She is an arts & culture ambassador and urban planner pursuing her PhD on the User-Experience of Race. Her research is focuses on the context of Race & Space – Growing Critical Cultural Capacity in the Built Environment. As a Next City Vanguard Fellow and Intercultural Competency Facilitator, she challenges the ideas of public space and place-making to encourage a people-centric status quo. Danicia holds a Bachelor in Urban Planning and Spanish from Ball State University & a Masters in Nonprofit Management with a focus on global relations and sustainability from Indiana University. As a creative director, interaction designer and urban planner based in the Midwest she spearheaded projects in Monteverde, CR, Dallas, TX and New Orleans, LA.