Iana Aranda is the President of Engineering for Change, LLC (E4C) - a knowledge organization and global community of over 1 million individuals dedicated to design and delivery of essential technologies for underserved communities. In this role, she is driving an agenda for a multidisciplinary and human-centered approach to international development enabled by digital platforms, cross-sector partnerships, innovation ecosystems and technical workforce development.
Iana has over 12 years of experience in academic, research and nonprofit sectors focusing on the intersection of engineering design, business development and social responsibility. Her unique professional background has enabled her to be a knowledge broker and global connector with networks extending across science, technology, education, and global development sectors. Iana is an active agent for social change, with a proven record of creative problem solving, bridging diverse communities and employing lean business methods to advance social justice, engineering workforce readiness and evidence-based decision making.