Angela Thieman-Dino was the Engineering Leadership Program's first faculty member, teaching its inaugural course in Spring 2012. An alumna of the University of Colorado Boulder, Angela earned her B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology. As a cultural anthropologist her ethnographic research has focused on youth in post-war Bosnia-Herzegovina and on African-American middle-school girls in urban Denver. Previously, she has served on the faculty of the Presidents Leadership Class, Engineering Management Program, Leeds Scholars Program, and Leadership Studies Minor, and was a Visiting Scholar in the CU Law School. She serves on the advisory board of the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program and especially enjoys initiating student-driven interdisciplinary research. Beyond campus she has engaged on the Board of Directors and faculty of local and national human rights, development and educational organizations, including Amnesty International USA, the Rocky Mountain Survivors Center (serving survivors of torture living in Colorado), United to End Genocide, Educate! Africa, and Watson University's global program for social entrepreneurs.