Mira Azarm '13

Founder & Designer, GoodJinn Innovation; Instigator & Design Thinking Facilitator, UMD Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

After graduating from MASD and serving as a Robert W. Deutsch Social Design Fellow, Mira serves as a faculty member in MICA’s MA/MBA in Design Leadership program and in MASD, as well as at the University of Maryland’s Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. She’s in the process of developing and prototyping interdisciplinary, experiential coursework at both institutions, bringing social design methodologies, design thinking and the creative process to undergraduate and graduate students alike.

Mira has facilitated workshops with the Washington, DC Office of Sustainability; AIGA’s Washington, DC Continuum Scholarship committee; and at the Better World by Design conference. She loves all things sustainability, but especially likes to dig into urban farming and food access, and weaves those topics into her teaching and facilitation whenever she can.

She enjoys mixology, camping and lunch meetings; if there were a way to combine all three of those things, life would be perfect.