We are pleased to announce this year’s TikkunX Design Fellows, Anzia Anderson and Katya Scocimara!
Every year JCDSRI awards 2 fellowships to current students from the Brown/RISD community. The fellows support our TikkunXDesign Director and contribute to our design thinking curriculum while deepening our relationship with the RISD/Brown STEAM community.
Anzia is a senior at Brown University double concentrating in Urban Studies and Visual Art. Originally from New York, she is particularly interested in the ways art and design can give rise to more equitable urban spaces. She has worked at DownCity Design, a Providence nonprofit that works with young people to improve their neighborhoods through student-led design projects. Recently she spent a summer working at SpiralQ, a West Philadelphia nonprofit and puppet theater that works at the intersection of art, culture and social justice. She enjoys painting, learning how to use new tools, and hanging out with her pet snake, Violet.
Katya Scocimara is a rising Junior studying engineering and design at Brown University. Originally from Menlo Park, California she grew up fascinated by the innovative design in Silicon Valley and is passionate about spreading that love of design to others. Last year she worked with the JCDS leading a STEAM Splash workshop in Biomimicry and built the new loft in the 3rd grade classroom. When she’s not in the workshop or studying, she likes to play volleyball and bake delicious treats for her friends.