Paksy Plackis-Cheng

Paksy Plackis-Cheng
Senior Fellow of Research and Media
Art Design & Architecture Museum


Paksy, founder of impactmania, is the Senior Fellow Research and Media at Art, Design & Architecture Museum (UCSB). Paksy created and leads the AD&A Museum/impactmania internship program producing entrepreneurial and interdisciplinary learning experiences. Her work has been awarded with the U.S. Embassy Public Diplomacy grant and cited in a number of international media outlets, universities, and the United Nations. Paksy spearheaded Human Mind and Migration to make research more accessible and solutions to societal issues more visible. Paksy graduated from the Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.