The Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning
Graduate Academic Liaison
Marianna is in her 5th year of her PhD in Design Science focused on the design of products for the world's poorest populations and the science behind the inter-discipinary process of making things. She enjoys volleyball, cooking, building cool stuff and works with Center for Socially Engaged Design and Peace Neighborhood Center on UM campus. She is currently exploring how to be a passionate social justice advocate for causes such as racial discrimination and discrimination based on religion. This involves learning to navigate new social spaces and recognizing her position of privilege and how that plays in to social justice and activism. As a Liaison, Marianna facilitates workshops for students, contributes to workshop curriculum, and oversees the Community Partner Voices Initiative, funded by the Office of Academic Innovation, that uses audio recordings of community partners to inform our training and other materials.