PhD in Transition Design
Hajira Qazi is an accountant-turned designer currently pursuing her PhD in Transition Design at Carnegie Mellon University. She worked for four years in finance and two years in a nonprofit organization, where she first began to recognize the value of holistic, systems-level approaches to design. In 2016, she joined the School of Design Master of Arts program and went on for a second year to receive her Master of Professional Studies. Her research interests include culture and identity, decolonization, technology and media, ethics, and participatory design.