Our Founders

Dana Alikhani began travelling the world at an early age. Though Iranian, she was born and raised in Cyprus. At the age of 17, she moved to London, where she earned a bachelor of arts degree in social anthropology from SOAS, University of London.   Dana continued her studies in New York, at Columbia University. There, while studying for a master’s degree in human rights, she focused her attention on ethical labour practices, an interest that eventually led her to the founding of Muzungu Sisters.  Before the launch of Muzungu Sisters in 2011, Dana held positions at the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), at the Human Rights Watch in New York, and as a Middle East political analyst for a global business risk consultancy in London. She lives in London with her husband and two young children. 

Of Brazilian-Colombian origin, Tatiana Casiraghi was born in New York and raised in Switzerland and Paris.  Tatiana attended the American University in London, gaining her bachelor of fine arts degree in visual communications, with a concentration in photography, in 2005.  Following positions at the AEFFE fashion house in New York, with creative director Giovanni Biancho, and at Vanity Fair, Tatiana has developed a renowned fashion sensibility, which she now uses to curate the Muzungu Sisters selections. She lives in London with her husband, three young children and two dogs.