And the Winner is…

Student Spotlight

Congratulations to our wonderful students, (left to right) Tania Kac and Anna Stark for being awarded the 2023 MCAD MASD Merit Scholarship Award. Each student will receive $1,000 to put towards their tuition. We are so proud of you!

Tania’s project focused on Harnessing the Power of Soil Carbon and Anna focused on the System of Drinking Water in Minneapolis. You will get a peek into the winning entries and the inspiration behind them in the next blog posts. Stay tuned!

Dawn Keene / Director

Dawn Keene is the president of Studio Change, a company offering sustainability consulting services. Prior to Studio Change, Dawn has served as president of Keene Design, Inc. an award-winning Atlanta-based firm specializing in graphic design for over a decade.

Her previous affiliations have included High-Performance Healthy Schools Committee for USGBC Atlanta (United States Green Building Council), serving as the membership chair and on the sustainability committee for AIGA Atlanta (American Institute of Graphic Arts AIGA.) Her work has been featured on Sustainable Brands and published in Graphic Design U.S.A. In addition, she has participated in panel discussions on various topics such as environmental design and community outreach.

Her life mission is to empower communities and individuals to take positive action towards building a more sustainable future through education and community outreach. She holds a BFA in Graphic Design from Georgia State University and graduated from MCAD’s MA in Sustainable Design program in 2013.