Nath Romasha, Class of 2019

Published on: July 10th, 2017

Entering the world of formal design education, is a life force, élan vital, for me!  With over two decades of a successful corporate and entrepreneurial career, the progression heralds unlearning and rebirth, as much as it embodies my past, making the idea layered and meaningful.  I am drawn to the interdisciplinary breadth of the curriculum, as a non practitioner, design has been integral yet informal in my life.  The opportunity to learn from formal modes of inquiry, with cohorts and faculty, is humbling and exciting; the creative and critical intelligence offered by MA Design Studies, will enable me to be better informed for the next two decades of my career.

I am an Indian born Singaporean and a naturalized American.  I spent my formative career in the luxury, hospitality industry and have since held roles in public relations, executive search, creative direction and business development.  I have been a partner and consultant with blue chip firms; most recently, I ran my own firm at the intersection of management and creative professionals, based in Los Angeles, California.  I have traveled extensively in Europe, Asia Pacific and North America; a believer of climate change, I am now thrilled to be a pedestrian, in touch with the rest of humanity, using public transport in New York.

A certified executive coach from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, I apply my management experience towards enabling the success of younger executives.   With the growing influence of design processes in effecting social change, I am intrigued by the untapped potential this can present for organizational change.

I have a grown son, Jeet, who is a musician from Hollywood and a budding accountant.  I am open to criticism and enjoy people, the arts and diverse cultures.

Program Contact

Caroline Dionne, Program Director

Program Update

Parsons is not currently admitting new students to this master’s degree program. Parsons is now offering a Graduate Minor in Design Studies that is designed to complement the MA History of Design and Curatorial Studies and other graduate programs across the university in design, liberal arts, and social research.