Debbie Chachra

Debbie Chachra is a professor of engineering at Olin College of Engineering, outside Boston, MA, where she was one of the earliest faculty members. She is currently writing a book about infrastructural systems, provisionally titled Public Utility (Riverhead Books, 2023) and supported by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Dr. Chachra also speaks, writes, and consults widely on undergraduate engineering education, with an emphasis on equity and inclusion. Prior to joining Olin, she held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and she earned her doctorate in materials science and engineering at the University of Toronto.  

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