Mana Taheri is a design thinking facilitator, researcher and illustrator. Currently in her PhD project she explores the impact of cultural context on design thinking trainings. She is also part of a research and instructional design team at Hasso Plattner Institute where she and her team have designed and ran two Massive Open Online Courses on topics around design thinking. Mana has been part of the teaching team at HPI School of Design Thinking since 2014. Mana holds a BA in Economics from Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran and an MA of Economics and Management from Humboldt University in Berlin. She has over five years of experience in creating and leading effective learning experiences in various international settings, from Havana, to New York, and to Tehran. Whenever she is not coaching, reading or writing, Mana is definitely drawing something!