Carnegie Mellon University

Integrated Innovation Institute

Engineering + Design + Business

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Deana Anglin

Dr. Deana Anglin

Adjunct Professor

Mountain View, CA


Dr. Deana Anglin is a Founder (Intrapreneur) & General Manager of a startup within Google and an Adjunct Professor at Carnegie Mellon University. She has over 12 years of experience as a hybrid product development and user experience (UX) practitioner for global products and services. Deana is often found in-field learning about people across Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe, North & South America.

She informs and guides product strategy from conception to launch, for products that support small businesses and connects them with consumers including a new AI branding startup for entrepreneurs, and previously and ‘Reserve with Google’ service booking products. She advises US, Africa and Brazil-based startups through Google’s startup programs. A native of Jamaica, Deana is founder of the
Azarae Foundation, a non-profit enabling access to education and opportunities for Caribbean youth.

Deana received a PhD in Computing from Georgia Tech where she focused on designing technologies to solve socio-economic challenges around the globe like youth development and rural water quality monitoring.

  • Technology design for International and/or emerging markets
  • Service design
  • Social computing
  • Mobile computing
  • Information and Communications for Development (ICTD)
  • User-Centered Research Methods for Product Innovation
  • Doctory of Philosophy (PhD) in Human-Centered Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Master of Science in Human-Computer Interaction (IT), Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Bachelor's in Computer Science, Math & Spanish, Lawrence University
  • Georgia Tech Foley Scholar
  • Intel PhD Fellow
  • Google Anita Borg Scholar
  • NSF Grace Hopper Scholar
  • GEM Fellow
  • Xerox Technical Scholarship Recipient