On International Women’s Day, Celebrating Women in Design

We asked four women at SOM to tell us what inspires them.

Makenna Kesterson

Left: Makenna at ICFF. Right: Visiting the James Turrell installation in Pomona, California.

Tomi Laja

Left: Tomi with the SOM Winter Shadowship cohort in Chicago, 2020. Right: Visiting Paris.

Katie Stott

Left: Katie hiking in Breckenridge, Colorado. Right: With her family on a kayaking trip on the Crystal River in Glen Arbor, Michigan.

Sukriye (Rae) Robinson

Left: Rae on a visit to Iceland in January 2017. Right: Taking her Ducati out for a spin.



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