Joaquin Van Thienen

MPS in Design Management & Communications
Current Position:
Senior Analyst, Inter-American Development Bank
Buenos Aires, Argentina

How have Georgetown’s Jesuit values influenced your life and work?

The value that I apply the most in my studies and work is “Community in Diversity,” and I do that specifically through the lens of human-centered design. I see design leadership as the most effective approach to improve the lives of underserved communities. As an international student and member of the LGBTQ community, I know that representation matters; that is why I want all my design work to represent as much of the human experience as possible.