Shelby Eddy

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Shelby Eddy received her Master’s from Eastern Michigan University in World Languages with an emphasis in Spanish in 2016. After teaching English in Spain for a year, she began working for the University of Michigan. She has a background in providing administrative support and event planning from her past work in Mechanical Engineering.  Shelby is a Michigan native and in her free time she enjoys traveling and listening to live music.

Heidi Bennett

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Heidi provides event planning support for MICDE, as well as other units under the Office of Research. She joined the staff at U-M in 2013 after working for several years in arts administration. Heidi is active in local theatre, and is currently pursuing a master’s degree at U-M’s Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education.

Mariana Carrasco-Teja

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Dr. Mariana Carrasco-Teja received her PhD from the Mathematics Department at the University of British Columbia (UBC) (Vancouver, BC). She was part of the Institute of Applied Mathematics (UBC), an institute established to enhance interdisciplinary teaching and research using applied mathematics as a common language between engineers and scientists.  Her dissertation involved modeling and simulating the primary cementing of oil and gas wells, a crucial step to ensure a safe and efficient extraction of oil and gas.  After receiving her PhD, she continued her work as a postdoctoral fellow at the Complex Fluids Laboratory in UBC until she moved to Ann Arbor to join the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan. Since becoming a member of the Cell Adhesion and Drug Delivery Laboratory, she’s had a chance to work closely with bioengineers while applying her modeling skills into optimizing vascular-targeted drug micro- and nano-carriers.

She was named MICDE Assistant Director in July 2015, and MICDE Associate Director in September 2019.