Constanza Miranda

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Constanza is a multidisciplinary academic interested in the intersection between the creativity of design, the ethics of cultural anthropology, and the tech aspects of engineering. She is the Assistant Dean for undergraduate mentoring for the School of Engineering, and design faculty in Biomedical Engineering (BME). Before JHU, she was an assistant professor at PUC Chile's Engineering School, where she founded and directed the engineering design initiative (DILAB). She was the co-founder of the startup imulmedic. Constanza holds a Ph.D. in Design with a focus in anthropology from NC State University. While a Fulbright grantee, she worked as a visiting researcher at Stanford's CDR (Mech. Engineering). As an entrepreneur, a team player, and a researcher, her focus is on biomedical devices, engineering design education & pre-engineering education. Past experiences involve work in industries such as Cooper San Francisco, Karl Storz Endoskope, and Continuum Milan. Today, she constantly interacts with industry linking students to the conversations of the current practice. Her interest in creating tools for a hands-on education is embodied in the Anthro Design Crash Course book and the SaviaLab pre-engineering design program for rural schools in Chile. The latter was recognized by the 2018 Airbus GEDC (Global Engineering Deans Council) Diversity Award sponsored by UNESCO because of its aim to democratize technology. More of her over 15 years of teaching experience can be found at: