About meAnn is the VP of Engineering at Cooper Perkins, a technology and product development engineering consulting firm. For Ann, the thrill of making things started as a child when she tore apart a pair of old roller skates to create skateboards to share with her brother. At MIT, her concerns of becoming a “nerd” were quickly dissipated as she found herself creating applications for the tangible world, as opposed to memorizing equations. Initially focused in robotics, her excitement in designing for everyday users led her into product design. Ann is a doer, with a tendency towards experimentation and implementation versus purely theoretical approaches. Consulting is Ann’s playground; she thrives in the variety of projects and the opportunity to become a quick expert on new topics. Ann has worked for a variety of companies including IDEO, Immersion Corporation, MindTribe, PowerLight Corporation, Function Engineering, Apple, and Polyera Corporation. She earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.
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