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Dani Castillo

Design and Urban Ecologies (MS), Parsons School of Design Dani Castillo majored in Architecture and minored in Urban Studies during her time as an undergraduate student at the University of Pennsylvania. Throughout her time at Penn, she embraced life in Philadelphia as an opportunity to get deeply involved in activism and issues highly significant to […]

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Yankelly Villa

Nonprofit Management (MS), Schools of Public Engagement Coming from Lawrence, Massachusetts, a low-income community, I always made sure to appreciate my education, especially as a Latinx, first generation women. I was raised by a single mother who raised four children on her own. Obtaining my education, being the first in my family to attend and […]

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Marisa Valdez

Environmental Policy & Sustainability Management (MS), Schools of Public Engagement Marisa Desiree Valdez is a native New Mexican environmentalist and advocate for innovative STEM education and begins The New School’s MS program in Environment, Policy and Management Fall 2019. She has spent 9+ years developing environmental education projects that address community need in the U.S. […]

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Savannah Smith

Media Studies (MA), Schools of Public Engagement MA in Media Studies. Savannah has a BA from Michigan State University in Media and Information with a minors in Film Studies and Fiction Film Production. During their time in undergrad they created films and media centering queer black narratives. Their second film “Don’t Touch Me” was shown […]

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Zohra Roy

Environmental Policy & Sustainability Management (MS), Schools of Public Engagement Zohra Roy is pursuing an MS in Environmental Policy & Sustainability at The Milano School. She is passionate about renewable energy and aspires to be at the forefronts of investments in sustainable infrastructure and renewable projects. She graduated from The George Washington University (GWU) in […]

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Jose Rivera

Design and Technology (MFA), Parsons School of Design I am a multi-disciplinary designer from Detroit Michigan. I am currently an educator at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit within the Color & Materials Design department. I am also currently working on my own apparel brand, focusing on locally sourced and produced streetwear for all […]

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Jordan McRae

Design and Technology (MFA), Parsons School of Design I am an architectural designer with a love for both traveling and computing. I plan to use my graduate studies to combine these interests by examining the complex relationship between culture and technology and beginning to discover new ways in which one may help advance the other. […]

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Rekha Luciano

Nonprofit Management (MS), Schools of Public Engagement Rekha is an artist, educator, and activist. Having founded an art program at an inner city elementary school in Providence, Rhode Island, Rekha believes the access to a quality art education yields powerful and liberating outcomes. She has been recognized by the NAEA for her student’s project on […]

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Tzuni Lopez

Fashion Studies (MA), Parsons School of Design Tzuni received her BA in English with an emphasis in Rhetorical Studies from Chapman University. She is pursuing her MA in Fashion Studies, and points her research toward the world of fashion by interrogating it from directives of gender studies, queer theory, postcolonial theory, and disability studies. This […]

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Fas Lebbie

Transdisciplinary Design (MFA), Parsons School of Design I am a  user experience, product designer and social entrepreneur currently living in the Salt Lake City area working as a freelance Product and interaction designer. My background is UX design, research, and Innovation with a focus on Product and Social Entrepreneurship. Through my experiences as a designer, […]

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