Allison Giannaros
Allison Giannaros Product Engineer at IFD Corporation
University of Iowa, 2015, B.S.E. Industrial Engineering

“Through the GCSP I realized how anthropology and multidisciplinary approaches greatly inform engineering design, particularly within the context of community development and global health. My experience led me to pursue a master's in engineering at the University of Cambridge for sustainable development which further refined my approach to solving problems. I now work on improving electric grid safety and reliability as a product engineer and serve as the strategic planner for an organization helping indigenous communities develop locally-based food systems. In both roles, I continue to employ lessons learned from the GCSP when I worked with communities in Cameroon and India to make simple, solar-powered cooking devices.”