Anisha Nakagawa is a user experience designer and software engineer. She joined Silent Spring Institute in February 2020 as a visiting fellow. She is currently working on Silent Spring's Digital Exposure Report Back Interface (DERBI), an interactive web-based tool for communicating complex chemical exposure data to participants in environmental health studies.
Anisha earned her Bachelor's degree from Olin College in Electrical and Computer Engineering, where she also studied human-centered design in the context of designing with marginalized groups. She has professional experience with information design, focusing on how to make data and information easy to understand for a broad audience, and is excited to use these skills to support the environmental health literacy work at Silent Spring.
Outside of work, Anisha also volunteers with environmental and housing justice groups in Boston, and is especially interested in climate resilience through community-based organizing.