Kaitlin Carano

Class of 2020

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Kaitlin was born and raised a California girl in the heart of Silicon Valley. Growing up surrounded by equal parts innovation, culture, and nature, Kaitlin was inspired to study the world around her in a holistic manner and consider how everything is connected. Inspired by this interdisciplinary perspective, Kaitlin graduated from Georgetown University with a Bachelor's in Neurobiology and minor in Studio Art.

Since then she has followed a winding path through sales to design strategy to pharmaceutical marketing to fine dining service, with the common link connecting these disparate paths being the desire to better understand the human condition and how to improve it. At every turn, she found herself feeling pulled toward design. Everything about the process seemed to fit her ideal way of working. Design was based in intellectually rigorous research and also creative and brave. And it revolved around having empathy and understanding for other people and using those understandings to try to create new products or services that would fit in their lives. Design seemed to serve as a bridge between Kaitlin's analytical, achieving, type-A left-brain and her creative, empathetic and intuitive left-brain.

Kaitlin is thrilled to finally be answering this call to design with graduate school. She hopes to use design to merge her passions of wellness and creating human connection with the tools to create interactive experiences to facilitate them. In her free time, Kaitlin is a 500hr Registered Yoga Teacher, avid Netflix-er, foodie, women's circle host, and gregarious talker.

 

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