Roya Damabi joined Alberta CoLab, an innovation space inside the Government of Alberta’s Department of Energy, in fall 2015 and is a Senior Systemic Designer. With Alberta CoLab, she works on projects from across the public service, from sustainable mobility to land use planning to social innovation. A strong focus of her work is capacity building and field building – working to grow the capacity of the public service to work in more impactful ways and to build the field of systemic design and social innovation through work with other social labs. She cares about social innovation because creating new value through how we are together is necessary to both shift long-standing challenges and adapt to new ones that affect all of us in some way.