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Monica Kumar

Visiting Assistant Professor

Interior Design
School of Design

As an interior designer and materials specialist at Perkins and Will, Monica takes pride in crafting workplaces that support physical and emotional wellbeing. With a uniquely multidisciplinary background in public policy and biology, Monica’s design process is grounded in evidence, research, transparency and integrity. As a lead researcher for Perkins and Will’s Precautionary List, Monica also connects knowledge to practice in the form of actionable guidance on eliminating toxins from building products. She brings an expertise in sourcing and designing with healthier building products to every project, and through knowledge-sharing, empowers project teams to optimize decision-making around building products. Monica also shares her knowledge with the next generation, as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the MFA Interior Design programs at Pratt University and Parsons School of Design.

MFA Interior Design, Parsons School of Design