Our Global Fellowship Program

The IDEO.org Global Fellowship Program fosters social sector leaders of the future. By bringing together talented people from the design, business, and social sectors, IDEO.org Fellows are working, learning, growing and innovating to make the world a better place. The application period for our 2014-2015 Fellowship in now closed, but stay posted for future opportunities by joining our mailing list.

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    Minnie Bredouw

    Interaction Designer, IDEO

    A senior interaction designer from IDEO San Francisco, Minnie Bredouw brings not only UX expertise to the team, but also an added passion for social innovation and education.

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    Behrouz Hariri

    Systems Designer

    As a systems designer and mentor with tech and social enterprise incubators, Behrouz Hariri has a love for bringing concepts to life. 

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    Ravi Prakash

    Systems Engineer

    Ravi Prakash, a systems engineer in NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, seeks large-scale impact in this world. It’s part of what led him out of space. Literally. 

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    Mariana Prieto

    Product Designer

    Often considered a design evangelist, Mariana Prieto is a product designer from Designmatters, Art Center’s social impact program. 

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    Martin Schnitzer

    Industrial Designer, IDEO

    Martin Schnitzer is a senior industrial designer from IDEO San Francisco who works to bring sustainability and social responsibility into his designs.

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    Rafael Smith

    Designer + Social Entrepreneur

    Rafael Smith is a designer and social entrepreneur with experience tackling challenges from emergency shelters to software design. 

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    Shalu Umapathy

    Business Strategist

    With experience in global health and the private sector, Shalu Umapathy comes to IDEO.org with a background in international development and business strategy.