Marlaina Kaine

Credentials: BS in Civil/Structural Engineering from the University of Missouri

Hometown: Kansas City, MO

Why did you choose MD+I?

I chose MDI because I wanted to shift to a more creative industry while continuing with my problem solving background. I love having the opportunity to put the user at the center of a solution.

What is your favorite part of MD+I so far?

My favorite class so far has been our Prototyping class. I learned so much about new manufacturing methods and had fun with the hands-on assignments.

What kinds of professional and personal trajectories are you setting for yourself at the moment? Where do you hope to go after graduation?

I’m hoping to continue using user-centered design practices in a way that also allows me to make physical prototypes. Art is what I’m passionate about, so I would love to incorporate that.