Elyana Javaheri is a Interior Design Student Fellow in the Litmus program of the NYU Marron Institute and is a master’s candidate at the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Prior to joining NYU, Elyana received her undergraduate degree in urban and regional planning and her master’s degree in landscape architecture from Virginia Tech. Her thesis "Yes, and... The Improvising Landscape of the Displaced" won an award in 2017, and she was appointed to the American Society of Landscape Architects’ (ASLA) Associate Advisory Committee, while also serving as an advisor at the City of Richmond’s Master Plan Update (Richmond300).
She is currently embarking on an exciting journey into the world of media arts, where beyond creating interactive art experiences using a variety of mediums in narrative, she is also conducting cutting-edge research at the intersection of technology, landscape architecture, and environmental psychology.