DSI Congratulations to our Paula Rhodes Award Recipients!


Maria Perez Tello is from Bogota, Colombia and earned her BA in Industrial Design from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. She has used her design skills to co-direct Tomate el Control, a youth program that aims to reduce alcohol consumption among Bogota young people, and to manage and design for E-91, an organization that develops strategies for working with war victims in Colombia. Maria is passionate about social justice, animal welfare, and sustainability. She came to DSI to develop strategies to help people think about the ways their lives, and particularly their consumption habits, are closely connected to the future of the enviroment. Beyond her professional ambitions, Maria loves to travel; she has lived and worked in Colombia, Argentina and the United States, and has visited countries across South America.

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