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This year we welcomed six new extraordinary members to our team as NuVu's Studio learning model expands across our growing network. Every new member harnesses their unique experiences to cultivate innovation and creativity through NuVu Studio-based teaching and programming.

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Joselyn is a creative technologist, designer, and educator. She has experience leading projects in a variety of settings, including founding Blink Blink, a circuit-kit startup that fostered electronics exploration for girls. She has designed installations at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, developed methods for manufacturing sculptures with industrial robots, and researched strategies for undermining facial recognition surveillance.

Education

MFA, Parsons the New School for Design M.S, Carnegie Mellon University

Joselyn McDonald

Program Designer

Expertise

Electronics repair, Filmmaking, Ethical Technology Design and Development

Sumanth is a multidisciplinary designer and educator. His work intersects architecture and digital media. He has previously practiced architecture and fabrication in India as well as worked on projects in Nepal.​ His research investigates ecologies that exist in between technology, material, and labor practices in architecture. He has also volunteered at an education non-profit working with children in shelter homes across India.

Education

M. Arch, Rhode Island School of Design

Sumanth Mysore Krishna

NuVuX Fellow Woodstock Union High School

Expertise

Architecture, Digital Media, Emerging Technologies

Dina is an architect, urban designer, researcher, and educator based between Beirut, Lebanon and Paris, France. During her graduate studies, she explored topics such a fragmented cities and collective memory with her thesis publication on fluctuant border-zones in post-conflict Beirut. She was also teaching assistant and mentor in the Department of Architecture and Design at the American University of Beirut.

Education

B. Arch, Lebanese American University M in Urban Design, American University of Beirut

Dina Chehab

NuVuX Fellow LAMBA

Expertise

Architecture, Urban Design, Japanese Music, Taekwondo, Printmaking-Etching

Andrew is a Los Angeles based architectural designer. His interest in design focuses on the interdisciplinary opportunities that can be leveraged between technology, the biological sciences, and diasporic cultures to facilitate sustainable and equitable futures. 

Education

B.Arch & Cinematic Arts Minor, University of Southern California MS Integrated Digital Media, NY

Andrew Lau

NuVuX Fellow Odyssey STEM Academy

Expertise

Architectural Design, Risography, Film

Ben is an empathetic, energetic, Bay Area native interested in the intersection of biology, design, materials, and technology to engineer systematic solutions. Ben is the connective tissue for people and knowledge. He values collaboration above all else. Ben is extremely curious about emergence -- how local interactions change over time to create complex, macro-level systems with unique behaviors the individual parts do not possess. He seeks to identify pattern languages within multidimensional data to discover unconventional ways to process information.

Education

B. Arch, California Polytechnic State University

Ben Johnson

NuVuX Fellow The Elisabeth Morrow School

Expertise

Crystallography, Spatio-temporal Modeling, Astronomy, Physics

Justin Bernard is a Philadelphia + San Diego based educator, designer, and fabricator. Justin formed the group studioRON along with Eric Mayer. studioRON is a design collective whose speculative and contract work is pursued through the development and fabrication of architecturally focused drawings, installations, prototypes and inhabitable spaces. Justin has participated in a variety of international workshops and exhibits in the UK, Poland, Germany and Costa Rica.

Education

B. Arch, Temple University

Justin Bernard

NuVuX Fellow Bostonia Global Highschool

Expertise

Architectural Drawings, Installations, Inhabitable Spaces