Alumni Voices, Impact House, Research and Ideas
Jeanny Yao, Co-Founder of BioCellection, Talks Sustainability and Humanity
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Jeanny Yao and Miranda Wang’s company has broken down 10,000 plastic bags. Scientists, social entrepreneurs, friends since high school, and recent Forbes 30 Under 30 honorees, Yao and Wang founded BioCellection about three and a half years ago. The company has developed a technology that is able to chemically recycle polyethylene, which makes up a
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Alumni Voices, Research and Ideas
CSIS Alum Mirae Kim Receives Award for Outstanding Article
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Mirae Kim, recent winner of the award for Outstanding Article in NVSQ, talked to us about her research  and reflected on her time in our Summer Doctoral Fellows Program. We’re currently accepting applications for this summer’s program; read on for more information!

Alumni Voices, Impact House, Staff Voices
The Vision: Gray Garmon and Shadrack Frimpong on Culturally Sensitive Design
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We interviewed two of our alumni, Gray Garmon and Shadrack Frimpong, about what they learned from the Social Impact House and what they’re working on now. Garmon and Frimpong recently collaborated on a project in Tarkwa Breman, Ghana, where Garmon helped design a library for the school that Frimpong founded there. This is part of
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Alumni Voices
The Innovation Point: Shadrack Frimpong on Education and Healthcare in Ghana
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We interviewed two of our alumni, Gray Garmon and Shadrack Frimpong, about what they learned from the Social Impact House and what they’re working on now. Garmon and Frimpong recently collaborated on a project in Tarkwa Breman, Ghana, where Garmon helped design a community library and campus vision for the organization that Frimpong founded there.
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The Pivot Moment: Gray Garmon on Design for Social Impact
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We interviewed two of our alumni, Gray Garmon and Shadrack Frimpong, about what they learned from the Social Impact House and what they’re working on now. Garmon and Frimpong recently collaborated on a project in Tarkwa Breman, Ghana, where Garmon helped design a community library and campus vision for the organization that Frimpong founded there.
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CSIS Alumni Named Forbes 30 Under 30 Honorees
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Congratulations to two CSIS alumni honored on Forbes’ 2019 30 Under 30 list in the Social Entrepreneurship category! Forbes chose Jeanny Yao and co-founder Miranda Wang for their pioneering work on sustainable methods of recycling plastic, and Shadrack Frimpong for founding a girls school in Tarkwa Breman, Ghana. Jeanny Yao, a participant in the 2016
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Alumni Voices, Executive Program, Impact House
Behind the Lens: Interview with Kira Simon-Kennedy
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Kira Simon-Kennedy participated in our Executive Program in 2015 and our Impact+ House in 2018. She talked to us about China Residencies, the organization she founded; “Commodity City,” the documentary she produced; and her thoughts about using art to work towards social change.