Mariana Somma (Portland, Oregon) is a human-centered designer and entrepreneur. She is passionate about helping students and entrepreneurs apply Design Thinking methodologies to solve problems, generate ideas, and build a foundation that will help teams flourish into impactful, sustainable startup ventures. She currently co-facilitates Design Thinking and Innovation graduate courses for the Haas School of Business, as well as coaches workshops for international corporations and higher education institutions. Clients include: Turner Broadcasting Latin America, Berlin School of Creative Leadership, and Eisenhower School of National Security and Resource Strategy. Mariana was co-founder of Calientamigos- a for-profit social venture dedicated to providing portable hot water to millions without access to hot running water. This project was co-designed with families living in the outskirts of Bogotá, Colombia. (Participated in the Global Alliances Program Partnership Opportunity Delegation to Cuba in May 2016.)
2016 Ricardo Salinas Scholar, Ricardo Salinas Scholarship
Mariana Somma (Portland, Oregon) is a human-centered designer and entrepreneur.