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“I believe design is a vehicle for social and cultural change.”

A dual citizen of the U.S. and Jordan, Nadine has always been dedicated to acknowledging the humanity of those misrepresented, specifically Arab refugees and immigrants whose identities are tied to the diasporic experience. The commodification of culture has created pitfalls in previous attempts to solve the refugee crisis, but she believes human-centered design is the answer. Nadine uses design to activate empathy to envision a more inclusive and progressive future for those most vulnerable to losing it, and MITidm has provided the right the multidisciplinary opportunity to challenge, test, and bring the vision to fruition. Nadine holds two Bachelors of Arts degrees from the Rhode Island School of Design, in Architecture and Fine Arts.