DR. ALEXANDRA IVANOVITCH
TECH FOR IMPACT
Alexandra Ivanovitch, PhD is an award-winning creative technologist who produces high-impact virtual reality (VR) applications for local and national governments in North America, Europe and Asia.
FOR REAL-WORLD IMPACT
Science has shown for the last 20 years that VR can be harnessed to deliver social impact. Together with her team @EQLab, Dr. Alexandra Ivanovitch is dedicated to building a human-focused and ethics-oriented metaverse.
Empowering high school students to test-drive their future in VR, with Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Enabling older adults to tick off elements of their buckets with the US National Academy of Medicine.
Inviting people from different faiths to engage in interfaith dialogue with the US Institute of Peace.
Allowing job seekers to teleport to different work environments and step into the shoes of professionals, with French government.
Testing the potential of virtual reality for human rights’ advocacy against child marriage with Save the Children – West Africa.
Putting police officers in the shoes of the citizens they protect and serve to bridge the empathy gap with the National Police Foundation.
eqlab: FROM THE LAB TO THE STREETS
Dr. Alexandra Ivanovitch founded and is presently leading EQLab, a mission-driven organization which designs, develops and implements science-backed VR platforms geared for social impact.
Book in Progress
Dr. Ivanovitch’s Projects
Empowering high school students to test-drive different professional futures, inviting older adults to tick off elements of their bucket lists, enabling kids to learn science on Mars. Among other mind-bending experiences.
FROM THE 23RD CENTURY
Dr. Ivanovitch’s work in the field of VR for social impact was first funded in the US by the Roddenberry Foundation (Star Trek).
Gene Roddenberry created the show Star Trek to think beyond the divides of mankind and to respond to the public’s hunger for brotherhood.
The Roddenberry Foundation in Los Angeles, CA gave Dr. Ivanovitch seminal funding to start her VR ventures and explore how we can use today’s technology to materialize some of Star Trek’s ideals: inclusive collaboration and peaceful exploration.
VIRTUAL REALITY TO BUILD YOUR OWN FUTURE
Dr. Ivanovitch’s team at EQLab is building a metaverse that provides essential public services. This metaverse in-progress already comprises a Career Simulator for better access to employment, a 3D school for equitable remote learning, a Youth Simulator for older adults.