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Sebastian Barrera

Sebastian Barrera, ’14 Gives Voice to the Needs of Low Income Consumers

When the opportunity arises, sometimes you must leap, which is exactly what Sebastian Barrera ’14 did. From NYC to Medellin, Colombia, Sebastian has taken a new position at Bankable Frontier Associates (BFA), a global consulting firm specializing in financial services for low-income people around the world. He will be working with the Customer Insights Team,…

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You Can Come Home Again: Alums Return for a Special Lecture Night

Alumni Pragya Mishra, Josh Treuhaft, Rhea Rakshit, Sebastian Barrera and Akshata Malhotra returned to DSI last month for an exchange of knowledge and insights at the DSI Global Guest Lecture. They spoke to both current cohorts about their jobs, their journey, their passions, the wicked problems they’re working to solve, and how what they learned at DSI is helping them succeed.

El Encargo

by Sebastian Barrera

“Creating a channel for the new generation of Colombians abroad to reconnect with the country in a direct exchange of knowledge.”

DSI Alum Sebastian Barrera Integrates Design Into Development Organizations Around the World

Sebastian Barrera (class of ’14) came to DSI with two questions: What is the role of design in the public sector, humanitarian aid, and philanthropy? And how can I help integrate and validate design practice in these contexts? Through DSI and its network Sebastian is now a designer at the Design Impact Group (DIG) at…

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Sebastian Barrera

Sebastian Barrera is a born-and-raised Colombian and has spent a lot of time developing public sector solutions to poverty in Colombia. He specializes in systems visualization and mapping, graphic design, operational management, and design research. He’s been involved in a wide range of projects, from creating a communication strategy for a Kenyan agribusiness tech startup…

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