Ande Cira

Systems Design | Special Projects

As the Systems Design | Special Projects point person, Ande excels in developing the systems that help Pogo Park utilize technology to grow. A Midwest/East Coast hybrid, Ande has a B.S. in cognitive psychology and has worked in myriad roles since moving to the Bay Area 15 years ago. From innovating programs and systems in the design division at California College of the Arts to launching crucial procedures for a new animal shelter, Ande enjoys using creative problem solving and deep research to thrive in a startup environment. She is also passionate about installation art, emerging technologies, and conservation. Regarding her work at Pogo Park, she says she loves the framework of holistic community development and participatory design, where every nuance matters, nothing is superficial, and every project is “built from the inside out.” Ande lives in San Francisco with her wife Giti, a senior Maine Coon named Aslan, and a “chug,” Sushi.

a n d e @ p o g o p a r k . o r g