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Sarah Rottenberg

Sarah Rottenberg, MA

  • Lecturer, NPL Program

Sarah Rottenberg is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design and the Executive Director of the Integrated Product Design Program, a master’s program that bridges design, business, and engineering. Sarah specializes in bringing people together to design products and experiences that are desirable, meaningful, feasible, and viable. She is adept at articulating design processes and methods, teaching Design Thinking and Design Process to students across the university. Sarah is a cofounder of Lia Diagnostics, a company that has developed a flushable pregnancy test – a sustainable product that puts women in control of their own experience. Sarah began her career as a design strategist at Doblin, Inc. and was a Directing Associate at Jump Associates. She has an MA in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago and a BS from Georgetown University.

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