With a background with a B.S. in Social Work from Boston University, her Certificate of Business and Management from Harvard University Extension School, and nearly two decades of owning her own production company, Janet is now engaging her love of design, helping others, and business by owning her own company, Janet Roche Designs, LLC. Her company believes that they can find real design solutions to the human condition.
Janet received her Masters in Design for Human Health within the Masters of Design Studies program. Immediately following graduation she has been an adjunct BAC instructor teaching: Environmental Health, Human Conditions + Design, and, Biophilia. Additionally, she mentors BAC students in work/study programs, most recently with a program examining circadian lighting and health within a large senior living facility associated with Harvard Medical and The Institute for Aging. She was asked to present this information at NEOCON in Chicago. She will also be speaking at Move United and EDRA spring 2021 about Trauma-informed Design.
In 2019 she launched her own podcast, Inclusive Designers, and in 2020 started The Trauma-Informed Design Organization. She sits on a variety of boards and committees. She has contributed to IWBI's Pandemic Task Force, and has recently joined their Health Equity Advisory Council.
She is active in her home town of Boston, is a Red Sox fan, and in the winter you can find her on the slopes of Killington where she is learning to be a volunteer ski instructor for the Vermont Adaptive Ski Program. In her spare time she is studying to become a certified instructor for the Adaptive Sports Programs with the Professional Ski Instructors Association (PSIA).