Bre Przestrzelski, Ph.D.
Bre seeks to empower others through design. She is a bioengineer turned designer, by training and experience. At Clemson University, she was a three-time graduate of the bioengineering program (BS, MS, and Ph.D.), founder of The Design & Entrepreneurship Network (DEN), and Division I rower. At Stanford University, she was a University Innovation Fellow and teaching team member of the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d.school). She now coaches a global community of learners through IDEO U and the d.school.
As a post-doctoral research associate at the University of San Diego, Bre spent two years working on a National Science Foundation grant aimed at integrating social justice into the traditional engineering curriculum. At that time, she was introduced to Centauric, where she is currently a senior associate bringing her experience with creative-curriculum-building and passion for crafting innovative learning experiences outside of traditional academia. Bre has partnered with Centauric in building customer-centered strategies and programs with innovation executives at American Honda and strategy executives at the Motorcycle Industry Council.
Bre has a focus on purposeful impact and has worked with experts in human trafficking in the USA and biomedical students in Tanzania. While all things are technically related to design, Bre does have some fun outside the traditional design world too: in her spare time, Bre chases sunsets, takes a learner’s mindset to longboarding and surfing, and fails miserably at cooking.