Helena Kent


My aim is to contribute to the regenerative advancement of our world and worlds beyond our own. My recent projects have focused on designing, developing, and researching technology for planetary exploration through the lens of Design Engineering. Beyond scientific work, my background extends to computational design, virtual reality, filmmaking and photography. I’ve worked in a range of roles at NASA Ames Research Center, a startup partnered with the United Nations, and Parsons School of Design among others. I developed an individually designed Bachelor of Science in Design Engineering at The New School in New York City, combining the fields of design, computer science, math, and cognitive science. I am passionate about working on projects that support society and nature by using computational and engineering design practice to address complex scientific and creative challenges.


What are you most looking forward to in the MDes program?

I look forward to developing projects and working alongside others who are creating a dynamic and intentional future.