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Estefania Ciliotta Chehade

Estefania holds a Master of Fine Arts in Experience Design from Northeastern University. She is an international expert on working effectively with cross-cultural teams.

Estefania was born in Peru and has worked in many different countries and industries. She observed and researched innovative practices in team building for international teams. These experiences sparked her passion for understanding people and helped her develop a human-centered approach which led to the field of Experience Design. She has presented her work in different design conferences like DRS and UXPA. Driven, proactive and creative, she loves traveling, music, getting to know other cultures, and understanding and embracing our differences.


Center for Design, Art + Design


  • MFA, Experience Design
  • BS, Business and Management


  • Northeastern Research & Creative Award 2020
  • Neurath Award: Outstanding Scholarship 2020
  • Best Reimagined System/Space Award: Health X Design Challenge 2019. By Mad*Pow

Courses Taught

  • Design for Behavior and Experience
  • Experience Design
  • Research Methods for Design