Social Designer, Karla Despradel


Karla Despradel is deeply invested in solving social problems through design. This interest was seeded long ago, by being born and raised in the Dominican Republic.

After obtaining her BFA in Communication Design at Parsons The New School for Design, she worked at NYC YARD & Republic Design Group in Branding and Strategy, until she decided to pursue her real passion for Social Design.

She went ahead and got a Masters in Design for Social Innovation from the School of Visual Arts in NYC. She has worked at the Arnhold Institute for Global Health at Mount Sinai, helping transform primary health practices into more valued base care. Despradel often volunteers as a consultant with dominican non-profits dedicated to working with at risk young. 

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