MFA Thesis
Social Innovation, UX Design, Branding

CONTEXT. 

My MFA thesis addressed the lack of food justice in NYC through a series of user-centred design interventions. The yearlong journey took me from food deserts and access to food to the historical and structural inequalities that permeate our systems. I worked closely with local food justice initiatives from NYC. Their knowledge and experiences were crucial sources of insights that informed my research and designs.

Through my research and interventions, I learned how youth empowerment is crucial in the pursuit of food justice; we must empower young people to be the future agents of change. I am still in close contact with the communities I engaged in and we are continuously working together in the fight for food justice.

COLLABORATORS. 

Insurgo 
East New York Farms

New Settlement
BCCC
– Stephanie Høholt-Pajuelo

FEATURED. 

MFA Products of Design

EMPOWER YOUNG PEOPLE 
TO BE THE AGENTS OF CHANGE

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