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Denise Ofelia Mangen

Educational Design

Denise Ofelia Mangen is a Gates Millennium Scholar, a Steinhardt Fellow, and a doctoral candidate in Educational Communication + Technology at New York University. She researches sustainability and catalysts for positive social action; teaches photography and media literacy + production; and is an educational designer.


Mangen has held various positions on projects for organizations such as Backlight Media Group, National Geographic, the International Center of Photography, MediaStorm, The Raw File, Against All Odds Productions, and the UNICEF Innovation Team. She earned a MA in Media Ecology from New York University in 2007 and a BS in Visual Communications from Ohio University in 2004.

Finding the Way Home by Brenda Ann Kenneally

Two years after Hurricane Katrina ravaged Louisiana, photojournalist Brenda Ann Kenneally returns to find those who are headed home. Amid jobs lost, communities scattered, and houses destroyed, what does it take to rebuild a life?