Dara Fisher is a first-year Ed.D. student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education studying higher education with a focus on international and branch campuses of U.S. technical universities.
Before enrolling at Harvard, Dara completed her masters of science in Technology and Policy with a concentration in Engineering Education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where she served as a graduate research assistant to the MIT Collaboration with the new Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). In addition to her particpation in higher education professional activities, Dara has worked in several science policy roles in Washington, DC, including at the National Research Council and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
Dara’s undergraduate degree is from the University of Michigan, where she studied Earth Systems Science Engineering with a focus on science and space policy issues. During her time at Michigan, Dara served as student body president of the Michigan College of Engineering.
Aikaterini (Katerina) Bagiati, Ph.D.: After graduating with a Diploma in Electrical and Computers Engineering and a Masters degree in Advanced Digital Communication Systems from Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece, Katerina Bagiati was in 2008 one of the first graduate students to join the pioneer School of Engineering Education at Purdue University. In 2011 she acquired her Doctorate in Engineering Education, and is currently working as a post-doctoral associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Dr. Bagiati’s research interests are in the areas of developmental engineering, early engineering, STEM curriculum development, and teacher training