Next Event

10 FEB


Immigrants are the heartbeat of our American story and are a vital part of our state’s entrepreneurial and cultural community, propelling innovation and helping to define our region’s civic vision. Seattle Public Library and Pecha Kucha Seattle are proud to present PKN SEA vol. 70: American Visionaries - Immigration. Innovation & Civic Vision, an evening of personal talks celebrating the vital contributions of immigrants as they help shape a vibrant, plural vision of America.

PRESENTERS INCLUDE: Luis Ortega - Storytellers for Change // MyTam Nguyen - Public Servant // Yurij Rudensky - Columbia Legal Services // Ardo Hersi - RadioActive Youth Media, Seattle // Rekha Kuver - Seattle Public Library // Scott Kurashige - University of Washington, Bothell School of Interdisciplinary Studies // Nataly Morales - Office of Senator Patty Murray




About the City's Organizers

  • Ana Maria Pinto da Silva

    Ana Pinto da Silva serves as a Principal UX Design Lead for Amazon. Ana’s work synthesizes her interests in design, storytelling, architecture and emerging technologies with her deep passion for creative collaboration. Ana’s previous experience includes immersive technology envisioning, game development, architecture, and interactive media. She has lead design envisioning across a wide array of projects including healthcare, education, civics and workplace productivity. Her work has garnered several awards including the Al Falah from U.C. Berkeley in 2002 and a Webby Worthy Award in 2003. In addition to her media work, Ana has been an instructor at San Francisco State’s Multimedia Studies Program developing and teaching courses on the history of interactive media and portfolio development. Ana is deeply committed to serving the creative community. She is the founder of the Seattle Pecha Kucha speaker series, one of the longest running PK city series in the world. She currently serves on the board of directors for 4Culture, and most recently as board Vice-President for Design In Public and adviser to the Seattle Waterfront Design Oversight Committee. Ana received her B.A. in Architecture from U.C. Berkeley and her MDesS from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. She is a graduate of Seattle’s Leadership Tomorrow’s serving as class valedictorian in 2009.