Morningside Design Fellow
Mariama N’Diaye is currently pursuing a Dual Master’s in City Planning and Master’s in Business Administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her studies seeks to bridge the world of innovation, human-centered design, and robust data-driven insights with the public sector. Previously, Mariama received the EU-Schuman Fulbright Scholarship in which she spent a year conducting ethnographic research in the City of Milan examining how the cities department agencies were working to support its growing non-EU migrant population from a design-thinking lens. Previously, Mariama served as a Manager of the Social Services Discipline of Bloomberg Associates, the pro-bono consulting arm of the Bloomberg Philanthropies foundation. She led projects domestically in support of President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Challenge, and internationally in support of several marginalized communities. Her work in Paris focused on creating the City’s first homeless count, in Milan focused on streamlining and building greater access to all city services for migrants, and in Lima focused on creating a citywide domestic violence awareness campaign as rates of domestic violence increased dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mariama received a Bachelors in Arts in Political Science with Honors from Williams College. She is devoted to supporting marginalized communities globally, and is passionate about economic development. Mariama is a proud Senegalese-American from Harlem, NY and an avid solo traveler.
News November 2022
Meet Mariama N’Diaye, MIT GOV/LAB’s Morningside Design Academy Fellow
We speak with Mariama N’Ddiaye, an inaugural Morningside Design Academy Fellow, currently pursuing a Dual Master in City Planning and Master in Business Administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.