1/21//22 Spring 2022 Fast Track Students Announced!

Karla Despradel

Karla Despradel, ’17, is Spending the Summer Helping Redesign Population Health Practice

Karla is interning at the Arnhold Institute for Global Health at Mount Sinai, contributors to DSI’s Harlem First initiative last spring. The institute’s mission is to broaden the understanding and purview of global health, making its hidden infrastructure visible so new solutions can be developed and impact can be scaled. Karla has joined the Practice Transformation team, which…

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Karla Despradel (2017)

“A program that leverages insights from behavioral science, education and design, to help youth in the Dominican Republic stay in school and out of trouble.”

Net-Fishing with Karla Sofia Despradel (‘17)

Though Karla Sofia Despradel (‘17) has always been in love with design, she once struggled to find purpose in the work. Now, as the Design Director at Constructive, she and her diverse team of design practitioners influence the brand strategy of social-impact oriented clients. This often means taking on multiple projects at once, stemming from…

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DSI Students Test Their Games for Impact

For the past few weeks, we’ve been creating street games as part of our Games for Impact design class. The topics ranged from Hijab’s, the Syrian refugee crisis, voting in America and exploring New York to kids with immobility. Many of our games took advantage of the public parks and cityscape in New York, but others also used the facilities at DSI.

Karla Sofia Despradel

Karla Sofia Despradel was born on the sunny island of the Dominican Republic. Equipped with a Communication Design background acquired from Altos de Chavon School of Design and Parsons, she came to DSI with an interest in the growth and purpose of social innovation. Since graduating from the program, Karla has been working as an…

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