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“Solutions to complex challenges draw on multiple disciplines and have an empathetic approach at their core. MITidm’s collaborative approach has transformed me into a design leader capable of contributing to the creation of a more meaningful world.”

Diversity in people and perspectives has always fascinated Saranya, who considers herself a hybrid engineer designer. Her passion to solve healthcare challenges has taken her across her native country of India to better understand issues such as maternal health and child care, diabetes, women’s health, sexual health, and tuberculosis. She has worked with startups and multinationals on different phases of product development, including front-end innovations, design, and launch of solutions. Saranya attended Anna University’s College of Engineering, Guindy, where she earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Industrial Engineering in 2008. Her vision is to build engaging solutions that nudge users to create sustained behavior change. She wants to improve health outcomes, which in turn improve quality of life.