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Diane has worked on many big art projects, including leading a large scale Burning Man installation called Unfolding Humanity in 2018. She loves learning to make things by trial and error and leaves a trail of projects (including the sparkle galaxy floor in the E-Lab) in her wake. Professionally, Diane is a Professor of Mathematics at USD, with research interests in low-dimensional topology.
Born in Detroit, Thomas studied design at the College for Creative Studies (Detroit) and Montserrat College of Art (Boston) as well as printmaking at SVA (NYC). He’s worked in advertising, design, and entertainment as a creative director, designer, & writer. As a fine artist his primary mediums are sculpture and vaguely defined forms of imagemaking.
Katie is a longtime Youtopian and burner who got hooked on building large scale public art as the project manager for the 2016 Youtopia Temple. She has volunteered for everything from Gate to City Planning to Zendo and is thrilled to be supporting CoLab on the directors team. She is passionate about making art accessible to everyone!
As Co-Founder & Creative Director at Alfa Charlie, Reva brings expertise in branding & design to CoLab. When she’s not on the laser, Reva is managing the CoLab brand, website, and renovations. Prior to CoLab, Reva volunteered as Creative Lead at Fab Lab San Diego from 2015-2018, where she designed brand visuals and assisted with youth educational initiatives in collaboration with LRNG and the City of San Diego.
Levity is a photographer, interior decorator, and does business development for a construction staffing company. As a lifelong DIYer, Levity has been involved with many festival art installations and makerspaces throughout California. She enjoys making costumes, wall art, laser cut earrings, and figuring out how things work and how to make them on her own.
Nicole (playa name: Miss Information) has been a regional contact for Burning Man in San Diego since 2010. In addition to her role as a regional contact, she has been the communications lead for YOUtopia (2010-2017) and has produced Figment in San Diego, a free interactive and participatory arts event that took place in 2013-2017 in Chicano Park.
Artist, designer, maker & former Managing Director of CoLab (2018-21). Jason currently teaches classes at CoLab, including Screen Printing, CNC Router, Advanced CNC Laser, and more. Upon first being captivated by CoLab at his first laser class, Jason has been working to make CoLab a place for people to discover new sides of their creativity or share what they know.
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