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“How can design as compassion help us address questions about sustainability, class, access, and equity? That’s what I want to explore . . . and change the world.”

Mieko’s entrepreneurial spirit is reflected in her extensive experience in the roles of artist, designer, founder, and chief executive of several companies. In every endeavor, her interest is not in chasing profits, but rather making compassionate contributions to society. Mieko wants to untangle the complexity of learning the true worth of things versus their market worth and develop human-centered products and services. She believes her point of view as a Japanese woman and mother provided valuable perspective in MITidm collaborations. Mieko graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts in Art Practice.

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