Dina’s philosophy posits the need for an interdisciplinary approach to the design of learning environments to best explore the dynamic interactions between teaching, learning and cultural influences across the K-12 spectrum. Her interest aims at designing healthy physical learning environments that cultivate creativity, diversity, positive social interactions and individual agency in our diverse and networked world. Her primary research with public health and childhood obesity researchers celebrates the multisensory intelligences of learners by fostering healthy dining and physical activity environments toward deep sustainable design. Her collaborations have been featured in national talks, publications, Time Magazine, Fast Company and NPR features.
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