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EDUCATION

2016-2018 Rhode Island School of Design, Masters of Industrial Design with Honors, Providence, RI, USA

2009-2013 Yale University, BA Global Affairs, Economic Development, Cum Laude, New Haven, CT USA

AWARDS/GRANTS/RESIDENCIES

2018-2019 Global Security Fellow, RISD, MacArhur Foundation

2018-2019 Incubee, NEW INC, The New Museum, NY, USA

2018 Thomas Edison Award for Innovation and Invention, Industrial Design, RISD

2017 The Merit Award Fellowship, Graduate Industrial Design, RISD (x2)

2016 Masters of Industrial Design: Highest Rank Fellowship,  RISD

2013 Yale Creative and Performing Arts Award: Sudler Funds (x4), Yale University

2012 Tristan Perlroth Fellow, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Yale University

2012 Jackson Institute Research Award, Yale University

2012 Robert C. Bates Research Fellowship, Jonathan Edwards College, Yale University

2010 South Asian Studies Council, Language Award, Yale University


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019 “Nature — Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial,” Cooper Hewitt, NY, USA (forthcoming)

2019 “Nature — Design Triennial,” CUBE Design Museum, Kerkrade, NETHERLANDS (forthcoming)

2019 “MID Biennial Exhibition,” Sol Koffler Gallery, RISD, Providence, RI, USA

2018 “Designish,” Anita’s Way, New York, NY, USA 

2018 “Grad Show! 2018” Rhode Island Convention Center, RISD, Providence, RI, USA

2017 “ID Graduate Biennial,” Sol Koffler Gallery, RISD, Providence, USA

2016 “The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at 20,” American Academy of Arts & Sciences, Cambridge, MA, USA (invited)

2016 “STUFF,” Center For Integrated Technology, RISD, Providence, USA

2016 “Industrial Design Triennial,” Woods Gherry Gallery, RISD, Providence, USA

2016 “the bomb,” Gotham Hall, Tribeca Film Festival, New York, USA

2015 “Three Bitches” South Oxford Space, Brooklyn, NY

2014 “Origin” The Control Group, The Radio House, New Haven, CT

2012 “Feed” Jonathan Edwards Theater, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA

2012 “Undergraduate Comprehensive Exhibition,” Green Hall Gallery, Yale University, New Haven, CT

2012 “Masking,” Jonathan Edwards Gallery, Yale University, New Haven, USA

2012 “101 Dresses,” Artspace Gallery, New Haven, USA; Curators: Linda Lindroth & Denise Markonish


SELECTED TALKS

2019 “Demo Day,” NEW INC, The New Museum, New York (forthcoming)

2019 “Biomimicry and Biohumility” Biodesigning the Future of Food, New York University, Integrated Telecommunications Program (ITP), New York, NY USA (forthcoming)

2018 “Biotechnology and Textiles,” Parsons Graduate Textiles Department, The New School, NYC

2017 “Anthology Reading, Performance and Exhibition Series 21,” Granoff Center, Brown University

2017 “PAST/PRESENT,” Center for Integrated Technology, RISD, Providence, USA

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

2018 Researcher, Agency Lab, RISD Research, Practice & Inquiry, Providence, RI, USA

2018 Bioplastics Lead, Biodesign Studio, RISD Nature Lab, Providence, RI, USA

2017 Water Consultant, Antimodular Research: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s Studio, Montreal, QC, CANADA

2017 Design & Product Design Intern, WET Design, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2013-2015 Program Associate, Strategic Initiatives Division, TechnoServe, Norwalk, CT, USA

2012 Case Writer, Impact Energies Ghana, Accra, GHANA

2012 Field Researcher, Global Financial Inclusion Initiative, Innovations for Poverty Action, Delhi, INDIA

2008 Biotechnology Research Assistant, Cold Spring Harbor Lab, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA

TEACHING EXPERIENCE IN ART & DESIGN

2017 Adjunct Faculty, “Data Object,” Digital & Media, RISD

2017 Workshop leader, “Beyond Well-Being” with Johnson & Johnson and RISD Research, RISD

2017 Metal Shop Graduate Liaison, Industrial Design, RISD

2014 Guest Lecturer, “Social Enterprise,” Global Affairs Department, Yale University

2013 Teaching Fellow, “Appropriate Technology,” Mechanical Engineering, Yale University