She came to DSI seeking new ways to create social impact, and instantly became a kind of emotional home plate for her cohort; the pioneering first class. She was the connector, the listener, the translator, the always ready smile. It came naturally to her. Now she’s putting all those qualities, as well as what she…
We’re delighted to share news of three DSI alums from the class of ’15 who join a growing community of DSI alumni driving positive change through social innovation design.
The first or second question people inevitably ask us is “what are your alums doing?” “What kind of jobs do they get?” We thought the best way to answer that questions is by showing you here, and letting you see what our graduates have to say about how they’re using what they learned at DSI…
It wasn’t all that long ago that our first open house took place with a handful of faculty, in a temporary space, with no current students or student work to show. That was our first reception, before DSI opened, way back in 2012. This year, everything but the pioneering spirit and commitment to a career that benefits the world was different than that first gathering.
by Sara Cornish
“Placemat makes local stories and resources accessible, re-connecting neighbors to their neighborhoods.”
Sara Cornish has always been a passionate communicator and organizer, even as a third grader, when she furiously scribbled letters for a Save Lake Tahoe campaign. These days she focuses on corporate social innovation, creating impact-driven strategies for cross-sector communication and partnerships. She works on the Communications and Partnerships team at United Nations Global Pulse,…