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I see design as not only its aesthetics, but how it can improve people’s everyday lives to be better.
— Anna Adriani Soetarso

She was born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia and had lived in Gaborone, Botswana. Passionately pursuing her dreams she studied Strategic Design & Management at Parsons The New School for Design. The 4 year program emphasizes on “design thinking,” a collaborative, human-centered approach that can be used to solve a broader range of challenges. We learned about design as well as looking at it from both economic and social perspectives. Design thinking brings the power of teams to work on a wide range of complex problems such as health care, education, etc. She is particularly interested in brand strategy and consulting and hopes to pursue her career in the creative industry. She loves traveling around the world, an avid animal lover and brings her camera everywhere she goes. On her free time she enjoys running on the Hudson River Park and horse back riding where she has competed at a national level.