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Mahrukh Hasan '07

Mahrukh Hasan

Mahrukh 'Maya' Hasan is the Principal and founder of Azura Labs Azura Labs, an international development consulting firm providing public service design and impact measurement services to organizations working in complex environments. 

A woman of color, humanitarian, entrepreneur, designer, and researcher, Mahrukh is comfortable navigating ambiguity from San Francisco to Dakar, and Juba to Karachi. She's big into design thinking and how it can transform the international development and humanitarian aid industries toward solving real challenges in direct partnership with communities being served.    She's facilitated design workshops and led research and communications contracts across organizations, donors, and consortiums involving Internews, Tetra Tech DPK, UNICEF, CDAC Network, US Department of State, USAID, DFID, United Nations, and more.  Mahrukh is a member of the Service Design Network and the American Evaluation Association.   A social scientist by training, Mahrukh has studied Design Thinking with IDEO, has an MA in International Relations and Economics from Johns Hopkins University, and a BA in International Relations and French from the University of the Pacific.    While a student at Pacific, Mahrukh received the Woman of Distinction Award in 2005. As an alumna, she received the Outstanding Young Alumni Award in 2018. Mahrukh is a steering committee member of the East Bay Pacific Alumni Club and enjoys returning to campus to connect with and mentor students, especially women and minorities.