My name is Hajira Qazi; I'm an accountant-turned-designer and a doctoral candidate in Transition Design at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), slated to graduate in 2022.
Before joining CMU’s School of Design, I worked at a local nonprofit organization, where I found that simply approaching each problem with intention, foresight, and wisdom—principles I later came to associate very closely with design—had a remarkable impact on how the organization functioned and how the community responded in turn. The results were staggering, proving what a profound impact design can have on how we operate within the world.
Such experiences, coupled with the forward-thinking framework for design education at CMU, reinforced my belief in the transformative power of design at every level. If you're of similar mind, please get in touch; I'd love to discuss, brainstorm, create waves, and change stubborn structures with you.