Worst and Best Practices in International Aid Student Work

The Spring 2018 team created a presentation with an overview of all of their projects. View it here.

Adi Gill created  “Welcome Home”, an online platform that provides information for newcomers in New York City

About the 2018 Studio Participants

Adi Gill

Adi Gill is a graduate student at SGPIA, concentrating in Governance and Rights. She has an interest in migration, and has spent her time at The New School centering her research around the subject and working for immigrant rights and legal aid organizations. Her project examines the role of Information Communication Technology (ICT), particularly online platforms and apps in refugee resettlement and immigrant integration. She developed Welcome Home, an interactive online platform with information for recently arrived immigrants and refugees in New York City.

Paw Velling

Adi Gill is a graduate student at SGPIA, concentrating in Governance and Rights. She has an interest in migration, and has spent her time at The New School centering her research around the subject and working for immigrant rights and legal aid organizations. Her project examines the role of Information Communication Technology (ICT), particularly online platforms and apps in refugee resettlement and immigrant integration. She developed Welcome Home, an interactive online platform with information for recently arrived immigrants and refugees in New York City.

Lisa I. Romero

Lisa I. Romero is currently an MA candidate in International Affairs at the New School with a concentration in Development. Her lifelong passion for fashion and clothing mixed with her interest in human rights, environmental conservation and corporate social responsibility inspired the idea for her project. Her project examines the major problems associated with the fashion industry: unequal and unfair pay, child labor, unsafe work environments, and countless ecological damages caused by factories. The project is designed as a course in order to educate people and give them tips and insight on how to become a more conscious consumer of clothing.

Thea Småvik Hegstad

Thea Småvik Hegstad is a graduate student in International Affairs with Development as her concentration. Her curiosity about voluntourism as a worst practice of development work emerged over the years as it was a growing phenomenon in Norway before she moved to New York in 2016. With a background in political science and a strong interest in global issues, this was the type of international phenomenon that she hoped to explore in an academic setting when choosing to pursue a masters in International Affairs at The New School.