SHREYA SHANKAR
Hi there, I’m Shreya! I’m fueled by effortless experiences and dedicated to building products that strengthen our relationship with technology and propel our society forward.

About

b. 1986, HK.

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hello! here's a little bit about me —

designer // explorer // coffee enthusiast

I'm a 20 year-old budding product designer majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Visual Arts at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering in Durham, NC. I was born in India, but was raised in the US, Russia, Vietnam, Singapore and the Philippines.

I'm captivated by the ability designers have of creating the future and passionate about using the intersection of design and technology to enhance human experiences and act as a medium for the growth of society. 

My passions include self-discovery and a love for aesthetics. Living in so many places has given me the opportunity to push my boundaries, be curious, take chances, and learn how to adapt to change. Being a student at Duke has inspired me to continuously seek knowledge, to follow my passions, and to have an open mind.

Aside from design, I am an avid traveller and explorer (keep up with my travels here!), and a strong advocate of the Third Wave Coffee movement. I have a love for artisanal cafes, baking, and bubble tea. I spend my time running, painting, or photographing sunsets.


RELEVANT COURSEWORK: 

Physical Computing
Virtual Museums
Experimental Interface Design
Virtual Reality Research 

AWARDS & HONORS: 

Distinguished Service Award, 2012, 2013, 2014
National Art Honor Society, 2013-2015
National Honor Society, 2013-2015
Dean's List, Spring 2016 & Fall 2017

EXHIBITIONS:

Caring for Cambodia Charity Auction, 2012, Singapore
Outreach Vietnam Charity Auction, 2013, Singapore
AP Art Show, 2013, 2014, 2015, Singapore
IASAS Cultural Convention, 2015, Singapore
DUU Student Showcase, 2017, 2018, Durham, NC, USA

CONFERENCES:

Designation Conference, 2018, New York City