Sarah McNitt

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Sarah McNitt (she/her) is the Training & Education Manager at MICDE. She has a Master’s of Science degree in Human-Computer Interaction from the University of Michigan’s School of Information and a Bachelor of Arts degree in French from Albion College.

Sarah has spent her career advising students and connecting them with the information and resources they need. She has previously worked in international education at Miami University, the University of Iowa and the University of Michigan. Sarah has been with MICDE since 2022.

Esther Haseli

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Eszter is an Administrative Assistant Senior at MICDE. In this role, Eszter assists with events, communications, and the management of MICDE program finances. She joined the MICDE team in December 2021, and previously was the Executive Secretary of the Statistics, Actuarial and Data Science Department at Central Michigan University.

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.