Mahnoor Fatima
M.S. Historic Preservation candidate, Pratt Institute
Graduate Assistant

Mahnoor Fatima is a preservationist and researcher focusing on identity formation and community engagement through heritage. She has an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Lahore University of Management Sciences. Her work with the project involves looking into heritage, community development and storytelling around Mohenjo-Daro. She is also interested in how technology and new methods of interactive engagement can be applied to heritage sites.

Fariah Qasim
UX Researcher and Designer
M.S. Information Experience Design candidate
Graduate Assistant

Fariah Qasim received her B.S. from the University of Washington. She is currently a student in the Information Experience Design Program at Pratt Institute. She is interested in creating immersive user experiences through different mediums of technology.

Priyashi Bhupendra Galiawala
M.Arch candidate, Pratt GAUD
Graduate Assistant
Interior Designer

Priyashi Bhupendra Galiawala is an Internationally trained Interior Designer working towards a Masters’s degree in Architecture (First professional) from Pratt Institute. She holds a Bachelor in Interior Designing from Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, India. She is keen about pro-bono architecture. In her opinion architecture should not be only about creating buildings and getting personal recognition, it should be about giving back to the community in some way. Architecture should be about people, their experience, and comfort along with creating spaces that are unconventional and excite one to visit or live in there.

Sophia Hull
M.S. City and Regional Planning candidate, Pratt Institute 
Graduate Assistant

Sophia Hull is a graduate student working towards her Master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from Pratt Institute. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Policy from the University of Maryland, with minors in Sustainability Studies and Geographic Information Systems. Sophia is interested in combining her love for the environment, her technical skills in GIS, and her degree in City Planning to help communities in and around NYC prepare for climate change. She is excited to put her expertise towards this project, helping enable people to understand this archeological site in new ways, thereby bringing Mohenjo-Daro back to life.

Sofia Martynovich
M.S. Information Experience Design candidate, Pratt Institute 
Graduate Assistant

Sofia Martynovich is a researcher and designer focusing on data-driven experiences. She has been a corporate visual analytics consultant before she graduate program in Information Experience Design at Pratt Institute in New York in 2020, and started to work as research assistant at Spatial Analytics Visualization Initiative (SAVI), part of Pratt. Sofia’s research interests lie in the area of emerging practices for multimedia information experience in cultural heritage sites and institutions.

Former Research Contributors:

Isil Akgul, Architect and Urban Planner

Mona Li, Landscape Architect

Robie Gomez, Architect and Urban Planner

Zach Walker, Data Analyst and Cartographer