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DSI Intro to Thesis with our 2021 Cohort

Karen Proctor

Karen Proctor

“Some of the collective impact work that’s going on, where whole communities are coming together, and the corporations doing really what corporations should do — being a catalyst for the change — that’s what excites me.” — Karen Proctor

Hrudaya Veena Yanamandala (‘18) is Bridging the Gap Between the Human and the Technical

Before DSI, 2018 alum Hrudaya Veena Yanamandala worked as an engineer with a focus on electronics and communication. In her field, she found herself struggling more and more with the lack of connection between humanity and technology. This led her to take the initiative to enroll in online courses focused on human-computer interaction as a…

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Cheers to the Class of 2020!

This year for the first time, DSI held a virtual thesis show to honor the incredible work of our graduating class. Though we could not be together in person, the show–which took the form of four incredible panels moderated by Hilary Sedovic of Creative Reaction Lab, Rasmia Kirmani-Frye founder of the Fund for Public Housing,…

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Karen Proctor

Among other things, Karen Proctor is a strategic advisor to social impact leaders, with a background in public policy analysis and non-profit governance. And she teaches Collaborative Leadership at DSI.

Karen Proctor

Karen Proctor has worked as the chief social responsibility officer and strategist for global corporations and the president of a family foundation. She currently runs a social innovation firm. Karen is an expert in social impact and initiative design strategies, fundraising techniques, non-profit governance, and public policy analysis.

DSI & CUNY Tackle an Evening of Workshops and Networking

On October 22nd, second year DSI students met with the CUNY Entrepreneurial Journalism fellows for a remarkable exchange of knowledge, insights, and networking. Under the guidance of DSI faculty Karen Proctor and Jane Englebardt’s Leadership and Entrepreneurship class, as well as Director of Education at CUNY Jeremy Caplan, students shared a lively evening of workshops.

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