Department of Design and Merchandising May faculty feature – Maria Delgado

The Colorado State University Department of Design and Merchandising is highlighting the incredible talent that fosters the community of design and merchandising to showcase the unique passions of faculty and staff.

Maria DelgadoName: Maria Delgado

Pronouns: she/her/hers

What program or class best represents you? INTD 166 Visual Communication—Drawing, INTD 335 Interior Architecture and Design Technologies, IDEA 450 Design Thinking

What do you try to emphasize in your teaching experience? In my teaching I emphasize high-impact, service-learning experiences that integrate accessibility principles.

What is a goal you have? One of my goals is to learn to knit without a loom.

What is your favorite aspect of being a part of the DM department? My favorite aspect of being part of the DM Department is watching students grow and build confidence in the subject matter.

What is a fun fact about you that would connect with the students? I am a CSU Ram. I graduated from construction management at CSU in 2010. As a CSU alum, I can relate to the CSU student experience.

What is a hobby you enjoy outside of teaching? I enjoy going on walks and sketching.

The Department of Design and Merchandising is part of CSU’s College of Health and Human Sciences.