Using innovation, strategy & design Dagny's work pushes the boundaries of how we think about everyday decisions and builds the capacity in others to have real impact on today’s pressing issues. Her appointment with non-profit, business and government players has traversed five continents and navigates complexity to forge deeper and actionable understandings of sustainability and positive peace. With a foundation in international peace, conflict & development, her work aims to bolster others working on “wicked problems” through novel, engaging and sound frameworks, interventions, workshops, popular education pieces and media. Words can be hollow: sustainability, fair trade, conflict resolution- but Dagny strives to put the fat meaning back onto the hackneyed bones of jargon. Sustaining means not only lasting, but good, solid solutions to complicated issues. Fair trade means truly happy families, laughter, food from clean soil on both sides of the trade lines. Conflict resolution doesn't mean buried in the sand or chilly relations, it means break though, break down, restart from the seeds of creation, it means sleep well at night knowing the children are safe. She teaches at Parsons The New School for Design, was formerly the Managing Director of Strategic Global Affairs for New Hope Natural Media and is co-founder of Thread Count. She is a Tishman Scholarship recipient for “outstanding achievement in sustainability,” and a Ph.D (c) at Universitat Jaume I in Spain. Drawing from extensive inside institutional work on big picture analysis and in-depth community based research, her work translates complex systems and process and her diverse background brings a unique and integral vision to all her projects.