Maureen Kirchner is Communications Director for IFTF Vantage. She works closely with her colleagues to effectively deliver research digitally and in print and to shepherd the Institute's collaborative forecasting platforms through online gaming engagements. Her interests reside at the intersection of creativity, information design, communication, and social interaction. Her passion to gain and share a larger understanding of the world we live in, combined with a professional background in project and program management, information architecture, and web design, influence all her endeavors. Before coming to IFTF, Maureen managed and designed online projects in the public sector, at a tech startup, and at a company with more than 50,000 employees. She holds a B.A. in Sociology from University of California, Santa Barbara.