Mindy Magyar (Mi’kmaq) is an Associate Professor of Industrial Design at Rochester Institute of Technology. She considers equity and inclusion as imperatives for global citizenship and sustainability. Her research addresses cultural representation, authorship, appropriation, and literacy. Her critical studio practice also explores the cultural narratives of our constructed landscape, providing further insights into her perspective as a Mi’kmaq woman today. In addition to advising graduate Thesis and undergraduate Capstone students, Professor Magyar teaches courses in emotional design, cultural responsibility, and social entrepreneurship at RIT.