Shannon (she/they) is a graduate facilitator and lab manager at C-SED. She is available for workshops and consultations with students, faculty, and co-curricular teams on topics such as stakeholder and community engagement, conducting interviews, idea generation and concept development, in addition to teaching fabrication skills and high and low fidelity prototyping. She is passionate about teaching, mentorship, and support for students of all ages. Through empowerment, collaboration, and co-development, she seeks to push on what a designer looks like, does, and who they are, especially for queer folks, women, and/or people of color, for a more equitable and empathetic world.
Shannon is a Ph.D candidate in Mechanical Engineering and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. Their current research focuses on front-end design practices, undergraduate engineering student experiences with divergent thinking and creativity, and engineering culture, knowledge, and skills.