Monica Looze is currently an MA candidate in interaction design at Carnegie Mellon University. She is also an award winning floral designer and anthropologist. She holds her bachelor's degree in anthropology from the University of Minnesota, and her floral work has been featured on Style me Pretty and Buzzfeed, and in Wisconsin Bride Magazine and Minnesota Bride Magazine.
She is an accomplished generalist, tinkerer, cook, and aspiring interaction designer with research and design interests in education, women's health and empowerment, sustainability in agriculture and supply chains, and products and services for underserved populations. Her experiences in the disparate fields of anthropology and floral design inform her unique perspectives on intuitive design, processes, and the space between what people think they do and what they actually do. She likes digging deep in nebulous problem spaces and asking difficult questions while always keeping people in the foreground.
She also likes experimenting with modernist cooking techniques, talking about antimicrobial resistance, and taking pictures of her matching tuxedo cats.