NCIIA grantee Mariana Amatullo wins Dell Social Innovation Education Award

Mariana Amatullo, vice president at Art Center College of Design and co-founder of Designmatters, the College’s social impact initiative, has won the inaugural Dell Social Innovation Education Award. The honor recognizes outstanding leadership in teaching and supporting student social innovators.

Amatullo was chosen for her exemplary leadership and holistic approach in building new modes of engagement for art and design education with social impact, promoting broad collaboration through cross-sector partnerships with non-profit organizations, development agencies and industry.

NCIIA has supported Amatullo in these efforts, funding the Safe Agua Peru water system in 2010 and a Course and Program grant (Creating Social Value and Pattern-Breaking Change Through Design) in 2009.