Written for MDes Seminar, taught at Carnegie Mellon University by Molly Steenson

Hello! My name is Hajira and I am an MDes candidate at Carnegie Mellon University. I have a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Accounting from Loyola University Chicago, and completed the Master of Arts in Design program at CMU in the spring of 2017. Before starting at CMU, I worked for four years in finance at Bank of New York Mellon and two years in a local nonprofit organization.

My favorite class last year was the MA Seminar with Cameron Tonkinwise. His lectures opened my eyes to a totally new (and critical) way of thinking about design and the things we make. I am really looking forward to adding to that foundational class with the IxD seminar this semester.