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Life After DSI: ALUMS Driving Change

We’re delighted to share news of three DSI alums from the class of ’15 who join a growing community of DSI alumni driving positive change through social innovation design.

DSI Alum Meryl Natow Makes Forbes 30 Under 30 List

From an initial screening list of more than 15,000 of the best of the best, the 600 women and men featured in the Forbes fifth annual 30 Under 30 are America’s most important young entrepreneurs, creative leaders and brightest stars. Name a business sector, social issue or essential institution, they are taking it on and changing the rules of the game – or creating entirely new playbooks.

DSI Alum Stephen Bernasconi Thinks Charlotte’s Ready for Slow Fashion

Is Charlotte on the cusp of a slow fashion explosion? Stephen Bernasconi thinks it could be, and he wants to help it happen. Bernasconi, a trend researcher and forecaster, says his “antennae are up” and pointing to signs that both slow fashion makers and consumers here are ready for more.

DSI Alum Josh Treuhaft’s Salvage Supperclub Makes a West Coast Debut

In an era when adventurous eaters are constantly on the hunt for the newest, coolest and most innovative dining experience — that they can, no doubt, tweet and Instagram — New Yorker Josh Treuhaft came up with the idea to educate diners about food waste via a multicourse, produce-centric meal served in a Dumpster, which has been outfitted as a cozy dining room.

Monica Snellings (’14) Helps Reimagine Student-Centered Education at Convergence: Center for Policy Resolution

At face value, Becky Pringle and Gisele Huff would seem unlikely allies. Why are the two collaborating on a keynote presentation at a major education conference in Orlando, Fla., next week? And how did they come to be signatories, along with 26 other education leaders with wide-ranging political and ideological views, to a provocative vision for transforming American education?

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