MIT Department: Media Arts and Sciences
Undergraduate Institution: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Faculty Mentor: Rosalind Picard
Research Supervisor: Daniel Lopez Martinez
My name is Allison Rojas, I am a Peruvian American raised in Miami, FL. I am an Architecture undergraduate student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, involved in research spanning art direction, wearable design, painting analysis, and architectural design integration of virtual reality. I am intent on understanding the relationship between public health and design and harnessing it in order to innovate the designed environment to become a tool for healing ourselves. Specifically in the future by improving the quality of life of citizens through redesigning systems which affect communities and families’ lives directly such as in the context of a hospital, health care system, or urban design system. I also enjoy reading and spending time with my family.