Sandra is fascinated by the design process, especially the art of design thinking and concept development. Uncovering real needs and designing holistic solutions that focus on long-term change is what she finds most rewarding. She challenges students to go beyond the unknown and explore the invisible to find possibilities. Sandra holds an MFA in Industrial Design from RIT. Her thesis research focused on innovation in classroom design. Before graduate school, Sandra spent her first career in the business/corporate world and holds a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing and double major in art from SUNY Brockport. She has an inter-disciplinary background in management, organizational and strategic development, entrepreneurship, training, art, design and marketing. Sandra has taken full advantage of her educational opportunities at RIT by serving as chair of the 2011 Graduate Research Symposium, and participating as a member of the CIAS Executive Student, Innovation Hall of Fame Nominations, and Graduate Student Advisory committees. She was co-author/co-presenter of papers presented at the International Conference on Teaching and Learning and Electronics & Sustainability: Design for Energy and the Environment Symposium and recently presented a new research topic at the IDSA International Conference in the area of using design in the classroom to inspire sustainable change. Sandra owns and operates her own design consultant business, Rove Design Group.