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From Graphic Designer to College Professor

Rodrigo Muñoz came to DSI with a clear goal: He wanted to improve education in his country, Ecuador. And within a month of graduating from DSI, Rodrigo became a professor at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador, where he started teaching at the School of Communications and Contemporary Arts. His courses range from…

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From Illustrator to Product Designer for the US Digital Services

Gina Kim entered DSI with a degree in illustration and an interest in psychology. When she left, she was helping U.S. veterans get the benefits they deserve. She wanted to push her own boundaries in graduate school; to do big things. Today, Gina works for US Digital Services, an agency within the VA. Her work…

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From Public Relations to Public Policy

Since the day she entered DSI, Meghan Lazier was committed to seizing every opportunity. When she was able to spend a summer in Kenya helping Erik Hersman launch BRCK, she jumped on it without hesitation. She knew she wanted international experience — and BRCK, a Nairobi-based company that connects frontier markets to the Internet, was…

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Yena Seo Lukac, ’16, Uses Social Design to Make Nanit’s Products Safer, Smarter

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…

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Tanvi Kareer, ’17, becomes global innovator at Doblin

Tanvi Kareer, ’17, studied textile design in India. Now, she works as a designer and researcher at Doblin, a global innovation firm based in Chicago. While studying for her undergraduate degree in India, Tanvi said she was able to work with the textile-class communities in the country, researching and documenting their work. That encouraged her…

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#WhyDSI: Because you want a career designing good government.

From Fashion Designer to U.S. Government Digital Service Leader. Laura Kadamus has a background in high fashion: She interned for Marc Jacobs and Proenza Schouler, then worked as an Assistant Designer for Holmes & Yang. After graduating from DSI, Laura switched career paths: She now works for the U.S. Digital Service, a startup at the…

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#WhyDSI: Because you want a career designing better public health.

From Graphic Designer to Design Researcher for Global Public Health. Pragya Mishra met her future employer at a DSI career fair, where she sparked a conversation about public health with Robert Fabricant, co-founder of Dalberg’s Design Impact Group. The next day, Robert offered Pragya an internship. She’s been at DIG for three years now, working…

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With the new Fast Track program, DSI students take their bold ideas into the world

Catalina Cipri, Taylor Sokolowski, Zongliang Shang and Qianshang Chen are launching the first projects to be chosen for the new DSI Fast Track program, and they are using the opportunity to create projects, and businesses, that tackle important issues. This initiative combines the students’ work in their entrepreneurship classes and their involvement in their thesis…

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#WhyDSI: Because you want a career as a healthcare designer.

From Graphic Designer to Global Health Innovator. David Rojas-Léon is committed to improving healthcare. As a visual designer and lead interaction designer at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s Arnhold Institute, David puts humans at the center of his work. His goal is to create a sustainable global health impact for poor communities,…

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Alum Tiffany Gaines’ Lovability Inc. Products Now Sold in Urban Outfitters, Featured on Allure

DSI alum and Lovability Inc. President Tiffany Gaines, ’14, is committed to normalizing conversations around sexual health. And now Urban Outfitters is, too. The retailer will be selling Lovability condoms and lube online and in nine of their flagship stores. Allure recently covered the news, writing that Tiffany “wanted to encourage safer sex by creating…

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