Pragya Mishra graduated with a degree in graphic design from the National Institute of Design in Gujarat, India. While there, she focused on projects with social relevance, including her thesis project with an NGO called Doosra Dashak, in which she designed educational materials for rural adolescents living in harsh conditions in Rajasthan. During her time at NID, she also studied with an exchange program at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, France. After graduating, she worked as an independent designer for two years, contributing to a range of projects, including the organization and design for Typography Day 2011, an international conference, and a publication project documenting the art and lives of street painters. Pragya joined the DSI program because she wants to empower people with the help of design.