For her thesis project at DSI, Yena created a platform called “Hey Mama,” that helps new mothers recognize postpartum depression and guide them to the help they need. Postpartum depression affects one in seven mothers in the U.S., and Hey Mama increases the likelihood women identify its symptoms and will seek help if they need…
Yena Seo Lukac, ’16, wasn’t comfortable with the ambiguity of a career in social innovation. “But through DSI,” she said, “I became comfortable. And you kind of have to be if you want to be a changemaker, so I think (the program is) almost like a two year test period as well. How strongly do…
by Yena Lukac
“Addressing perinatal mental health problems by building a strong, active and knowledgeable support system for new mothers.”
Originally created for the DSI Games for Change class this past spring, Abba Babba took to the streets for the After Dark evening of game play at the Manhattan Bridge Archway Plaza in Brooklyn. Abba Babba was selected to participate in the Come Out And Play Festival, which took place on July 16th–18th.