Patrick Benfield

Innovation Dir
The Magellan International School

Patrick Benfield is the Innovation Director and founder of i.lab for Design, a collaborative learning space at Magellan International School in Austin, Texas. While there, he developed STEAM by Design an approach to PreK - 8 maker education with a focus on exploring materials via design thinking. As an outspoken advocate for addressing issues of access and equity for underrepresented students, he also serves as a maker ed consultant and facilitator for local area organizations interested in serving the community.