Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Connecting with International Alumni

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Hear directly from MassArt’s international alumni about the lived experiences of obtaining a visa and what that process was like. Learn about challenges that were faced and lessons learned in addition to the support and resources that guided them through the process. There will be time at the end for the audience to ask questions. 



Rosa Jiyoon Hyun (she/her/hers), '15 BFA Graphic Design
Born in Korea, raised in Egypt, living on the traditional land of the Coast Salish people (Seattle, WA). Currently holding an O-1B Artist visa, carrying an approved H-1B visa, and in the process of filing for a green card application. UX Designer at PillPack and Amazon Pharmacy, designing pharmacy software systems for pharmacists, technicians, and Customer Care agents. Serving on MassArt’s Alumni Leadership Council and co-leading the Outreach Committee.


Anum Awan (they/them), ‘12 BFA Graphic Design
Anum Awan is an interaction designer, new media artist, and creative organizer who graduated from MassArt in 2012 with a BFA in Graphic Design and from California College of the Arts in 2017 with an MDes in Interaction Design. They recently had their O-1B artist visa approved and prior to that held a STEM F1/OPT, and H1B visa. Anum works with emerging technologies to create mixed reality experiences. Most recently, Anum worked at Lightform designing software for projection mapping. Anum is a member of the collective owned creative studio, Macro Waves, and sits on the Board of Gray Area.


Lingxi Li (she/her/hers), ‘19 MFA Dynamic Media Institute

Lingxi is a Product designer and runner. She graduated from Massart in 2019 with an MFA degree in Dynamic Media Institute. She currently holds STEM OPT(F1 visa). Lingxi has worked in different tech areas like educational robots, local small businesses, social communities, and crypto trading.



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This panel was made possible through a collaboration between the Office of Justice, Equity & Transformation, International Education Center, Alumni Relations, and Alumni Leadership Council.




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