Cecelia Ann Ottenweller (Independent consultant)

Participating in forum 52-01

Bio: Cecelia Ottenweller is an independent researcher and nonprofit communications consultant based in Houston, Texas. She earned her MA in the Cultural Sustainability program at Goucher College in Towson, Maryland, where her thesis won the college’s annual Rory Turner academic prize. Her research identified how systemic racism and the “single story” told within health care culture health creates inequities in care, particularly for African American mothers in Harris County, Texas. Before returning to school, Cecelia was the creative director and senior consultant for the creative arm of HexaGroup, a digital media agency in Houston, Texas, where she created and managed special projects (video, animation, education programs, marketing campaigns), led many of the firm’s content and design projects, and conducted UX research and designed interfaces for digital portals and software interfaces. She has an independent consultancy working with nonprofit leaders to develop projects and create content and messaging for nontraditional educational outreach. Her latest projects include coordinating the Texas Folklife “Mapping the Field” project during the 2021 spring semester, the signage strategy for the McNair Asian Elephant Exhibit at the Houston Zoo, the Virgin of Guadalupe exhibit audio tour for the Houston Museum of Natural Science, and the You Are The Exhibit tags and research for the John P. McGovern Museum of Medical Science in Houston.