Sheila Burkhardt
Research and evidence

Sheila Burkhardt

aprendIA's Global Design & Tech Lead

Sheila serves as aprendIA's Global Design & Tech Lead and oversees the intersection of design and technology for aprendIA's educational chatbots. Her role involves managing design processes and standards, guiding user experience design, and ensuring our bots address client learning needs. Sheila is a behavioral scientist with 14 years of experience driving engagement through applied behavioral science and change management methodologies. Her work centers on fostering meaningful connections and collective action among diverse groups—operating at the intersection of behavioral science, human-centered design, usability research, and strategic communication to craft intuitive experiences facilitating impactful interactions. Over the course of her career, spanning projects across Latin America to global initiatives, Sheila has designed and rolled out civic participation programs leveraging public and private sector tools. Applying usability testing ensures accessible community engagement solutions. She always aims to understand how communities best unite around issues affecting them in order to uplift society. Her on-the-ground engagement worldwide brings nuanced cross-cultural fluency enhancing her practice.