Coming together to create a circular economy.
Hi! I'm Katie Whalen. I believe awareness and engagement are the first steps to making something happen. I also LOVE interactive facilitation methods like game-based learning. In the Loop began four years ago, initially as my graduation research project at Delft University of Technology (NL). Following three years of extensive development, testing, and a successful crowd-funding campaign, I'm thrilled In the Loop is available and in use worldwide by practitioners and educators.
I'm now a full time PhD student researching business models for reuse at Lund University and host the weekly podcast Getting In the Loop, which was born after talking with colleagues about the challenge of staying 'in the loop' with all the great circular economy initiatives. Building on my In the Loop experiences, I've also had the opportunity to help guide others through the crazy yet rewarding process of developing a serious game. Most recently I partnered with an EIT Raw Materials consortium employing game-based learning to foster entrepreneurship within the European raw materials sector.