Marianna is a graduate facilitator at the Center for Socially Engaged Design. She also works at the Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning and is building a venture in the field of environmental sustainability, specifically working on waste streams, funded by the National Science Foundation. Marianna holds a Ph.D. in Design Science from the University of Michigan, where she studied rapid prototyping and stakeholder engagement in cross-cultural socially-engaged projects. Marianna also holds a M.A. in Applied Economics (UofM), a Masters of Mechanical Engineering, and an M.S. in product design and innovation (Arts et Metiers Paristech, Paris, France). Marianna has worked on projects in Ghana, India, and Thailand, Michigan, and France. She has worked on projects in social innovation, medical devices, health technologies, women’s empowerment, and environmental sustainability. Marianna loves making things (prototyping) and can help you think about and implement your socially engaged design process and how to strive for equitable community engagement.
Talk to Marianna about the following topics:
Getting Started with C-SED
Making and Building
Socially Engaged Design Process
Partnerships and Community Engagement