Stefanie Kubanek is a New York and Munich-based designer and design educator. She earned a MA in Industrial Design at London’s Royal College of Art and completed the PLD program for leadership development at Harvard Business School. Her international perspective led her to senior design roles in studios in New York and London. In 2019 Stefanie founded design studio MUCNYC together with Michael Geldmacher. She is currently a visiting senior guest lecturer at Cornell Tech and the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. As a design educator, she teaches the core qualities of the design process: collaboration and communication, a capacity for empathy, the importance of research and the integration of different disciplines.