Alyssa Lee Harben

PhD Student, Teaching Assistant

Alyssa Harben

School of Packaging

Originally from California, Alyssa moved to Michigan to pursue graduate studies in Packaging in August of 2015. As master's student, she taught the laboratory component of the Packaging Dynamics Course (PKG 410), and was on the executive board of the Packaging Graduate Association. Alyssa graduated from Michigan State University with a Packaging Master of Science degree in May of 2017. Previously, she attended California Polytechnic State University of San Luis Obispo and graduated with a B.S. Business Adminstration with Minors in both Packaging and Psychology in June, 2015. Her coursework at California Polytechnic State University of San Luis Obispo was concentrated in Consumer Packaging Solutions, an equal mixture of marketing, business fundamentals, and packaging coursework. When she's not working on academics, she enjoys cooking, running, travelling, and reading. 

Research focus:
Alyssa is a part of the HUB team with Dr. Laura Bix. HUB, which stands for Healthcare, Universal Design, and Biomechanics is a research group focused on improving health outcomes through packaging. Alyssa is primarily interested in research focused on the interface between people and packaging, specifically within the product category of over-the-counter medications. 

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