Nishita Chheda

Education Designer

Nishita (she/her/hers) is an Education Designer, leading the pilot and research efforts for XCredit, while also supporting the broader skill validation efforts at the Lab. In her role, Nishita leverages service design principles to shape the development of XCredit while actively centering stakeholder participation, ensuring their voices and experiences are at the forefront of decision-making processes. She also supports the Skill Validation Network by facilitating partner sessions and contributing to skill validation research.

Prior to joining the Lab, Nishita worked as a researcher, visual communicator and social impact designer, focusing her efforts on promoting gender and education equity in both India and the United States. Nishita’s work continues to be grounded in empathy, analytical thinking, and collaborative approaches.

HOMETOWN: Mumbai, India

BACHELOR’S: Graduate Diploma in Communication Design, Indian School of Design and Innovation, Parsons

BACHELOR’S: B.A. in Sociology, University of Mumbai

MASTER’S: MFA in Design for Social Innovation, School of Visual Arts

WHEN I’M NOT AT WORK I’M… gardening, biking, cooking, reading, or planning my next trip back to India.