Melissa Cicozi

Melissa Cicozi

Assistant Head

Melissa Cicozi is the Assistant Head of the School of Design, and she is also the general Academic Advisor for all Design undergraduates, as well as Doctoral Program Coordinator. Her education includes a BA in Psychology & Sociology from Washington University, an MPM from the Heinz School at CMU, and a certification in crisis counseling.

Cicozi's interests include sustainability as it relates to design, communities and business, preservation of green space, green practices, and design problem-solving within a social context.

She is the recipient of the Carnegie Mellon’s 2007 University Advising & Mentoring Award.

Cicozi completed three years as a participant in a three-year grant funded by the Luce Foundation, “The Greening of Early Undergraduate Education.” The grant promoted teaching environmental literacy in the first and second year of college education, to encourage students to incorporate environmental systems thinking into upper level course projects.

Outside of Carnegie Mellon, Cicozi chaired a Parks Advisory Board for six years, and is currently the Vice President of the Board for Construction Junction, a non-profit organization promoting reuse of building materials. She also serves on the board of Mt. Lebanon Extended Day Program, a non-profit after-school care program.

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