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Dean of Student Affairs; Professor of Engineering
Dr. Alisha Sarang-Sieminski (they/them) is the dean of student affairs and professor of engineering at Olin College. Dr. Sarang-Sieminski is passionate about creating and supporting undergraduate educational experiences that promote student thriving and development as whole people.
They have a BS in chemical engineering from MIT, a PhD in bioengineering from University of Pennsylvania, and did their postdoctoral work in the Biological Engineering Division at MIT. Since coming to Olin over 15 years ago, they have developed and taught a number of bioengineering and design courses, have been active in efforts at Olin and in the larger engineering education community to advance equity and inclusion efforts, and have been a part of academic life leadership. As dean of student affairs they are focused on supporting students across the many aspects of their Olin experiences.