Zena Barakat

Design Lead, IDEO.


Zena Barakat is a storyteller and designer at IDEO. She works in the Design for Change Studio, helping organizations evolve their cultures and businesses to become more innovative. Prior to joining IDEO, she worked in journalism for 12 years, producing and shooting video for The New York Times, ABC News, National Public Radio, Bloomberg News, National Geographic and the Independent Film Channel (IFC.) From 2014-2015, she was a John S. Knight journalism fellow at Stanford University.