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Carolyn Shafer

Director of Sustainability for Academic Affairs; Visiting Assistant Professor

Center for Sustainable Design

Carolyn is the Director of the Center for Sustainable Design Strategies at Pratt Institute. Since 2009, she has worked to develop the Center for Sustainable Design Strategies (CSDS) at Pratt. She has acted as project manager for a number of CSDS Industry and Research projects, coordinates the annual Sustainability Crash Course and runs the CSDS internship Program. Carolyn also teaches in the Industrial Design department and the Sustainable Environmental Systems Program at Pratt.

At the Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator (BF+DA) Carolyn has created a resource center, called the s.Lab, for the BF+DA to integrate Life Cycle Thinking into the design process. Her role at the BF+DA is to mentor Venture Fellows around their sustainability mission using her knowledge of Life Cycle Assessment Tools, Sustainable Design Strategies, and Environmental Impacts of various materials.

B Eng, Smith College
MID, Pratt Institute