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DSI Grace Kwon (‘20) on Finding Purpose in Design

Alisha Mahen

Sisters Can

Sisters Can Alisha Mahen and Elana Wolpert Sisters Can is a co-created English curriculum that gives Yemeni immigrant students information on their career paths with the power of inspirational role-model storytelling.

Alisha Mahen on Activating Community Power at Acumen and Beyond

2020 alum Alisha Mahen identifies as a teacher-turned-designer. For six years before enrolling at DSI, she worked in a range of roles in the education sector in India–as a teacher, curriculum developer, and instructional designer. Most of these experiences involved working closely with underserved communities, through which she developed her passion for working with rather…

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Alisha Mahen

Alisha Mahen has been working in the education sector for the past six years as a teacher and content creator. She believes that design can play a pivotal part in creating learning experiences that can make classroom instruction more engaging and effective. Most recently, she has been exploring strategies to improve emotional wellness in children and is interested in understanding the role design…

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