Anna Breed

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Anna Breed

Contact Information

  • Center for Design Research
    Stanford University
    424 Panama Mall, Bldg. 560
    Stanford, CA 94305-2206
  • abreed@stanford.edu


About

A junior in Mechanical Engineering, Anna likes applying the creative, design-thinking approach to technical problems. She joined DEL in the Spring of 2014. Anna is currently working on projects to help redesign Professor Sheri Sheppard's ENGR-14: Introduction to Solid Mechanics Lab, and is on a team focusing on research related to how entrepreneurship and engineering overlap and what influences lead to entrepreneurial-like life choices. Her interest in design and education stems from a love of teaching and explaining, as well as a desire to see more diversity in engineering fields, including racial, gender, and socioeconomic. Some of her favorite classes at Stanford have been Mechanics of Materials (ME 80), Introduction to Visual Thinking (ME 101), Introduction to Electronics (E-40), and Fiction Writing (English 90).

Anna is also pursuing a creative writing minor, as she enjoys letting imagination and creativity overlap with everyday life. She also enjoys running, hiking, and skiing, and is in the Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band. An animal and nature lover, Anna grew up in the Pacific Northwest with many pets, and now has a rabbit named Robyn. Anna also served on the Undergraduate Senate at Stanford for a term. In the future, Anna hopes to travel and see more of the world, and eventually pursue a career path in which she’ll enjoy her work and follow her passions.

Education

  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 2016 (expected)
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