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Mariana Somma

Lecturer
Evening & Weekend MBA Program
Full-Time MBA Program
Undergraduate Program
(415) 264-8064
Email: click on the envelope icon below for full email address
Academic Status: On duty
Office Hours: By appointment
Personal Homepage: http://www.marianasomma.com/
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Education


BA Architecture, UC Berkeley, 2006
MS Industrial Design, ArtCenter College of Design, 2014
MBA, Claremont Graduate University, 2014



Positions Held


  • At Haas since 2015
  • 2017- present – Lecturer, Haas Creativity Lab
  • 2017- present – Coach, Mid Academic Program Retreat (MPAR)
  • 2015- present – Lecturer, Design Thinking & Innovation in Business


External Service and Assignments


  • Senior Partner, Experience Design – Employera
  • Design Consultant/ Lead Researcher – Population Services International


Current Research and Interests


  • Art & Creativity
  • Creativity in Business
  • Design Thinking
  • Experience Design


Selected Papers and Publications


  • Candidate Journey: From Standard Sequence to Differentiated Experience Using Design Thinking; co-authored with Andy Getsey. www.employera.com


Teaching


  • Haas Creativity Lab – Undergraduate & MBA
  • Design Thinking & Innovation – Undergraduate & EWMBA
  • Mid Academic Program Retreat (MPAR) – EWMBA


Honors and Awards


  • Design & Innovation Fellow, Nike Foundation 2015



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