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Shari Cohen ’86

Shari Cohen ’86 writes, “My career has now split into two distinct paths. I continue to create interactive trainings for UN and international NGOs. There, I assist people in harnessing their human technology to create participatory, social change movements by using human rights-based approaches through my Change Makers Experiential Learning Labs. To date we have trained local in-country teams in Kenya, Swaziland, Malawi, Ghana, South Africa, Nigeria, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Jordan, and Uzbekistan. I also launched a fine jewelry line in 2016, shifting my artistic endeavors to jewelry design. My line, Seal & Scribe, takes antique intaglio seals from the 1700s and 1800s and reimagines them as fine jewelry for today’s world. I approach each intaglio as a miniature etching in need of reframing, and each setting reflects the time period of the original seal. A contemporary flair enables them to work with both vintage and modern pieces.”