Andrew Petrisin

Program Associate, Integration Lab

2130G Jenkins Nanovic Halls
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556

(574) 631-1261
Andrew.R.Petrisin.1@nd.edu

Andrew Petrisin


Areas of expertise: Engineering for international development; sustainable urban development; design thinking pedagogy


Andrew Petrisin (B.S., University of Notre Dame, 2016) is the program associate for the Integration Lab (i-Lab).

Petrisin’s work focuses on bringing disciplines together around the most challenging problems in international development. A strong believer in interdisciplinary education, his goal is to shape programs that become students’ first step in approaching their work with a new lens and new tools, setting the stage for future success. As a Notre Dame undergraduate, Petrisin worked with Tracy Kijewski-Correa and Steve Reifenberg at the intersection of engineering, international development, and design thinking.

As a student, Petrisin focused on eliminating rural poverty due to isolation through his work with the international non-profit Bridges to Prosperity through Notre Dame Students Empowering through Engineering Development (NDSEED). Over several years he has worked to finance, design, and construct pedestrian footbridges in rural Nicaragua, serving as the project manager for a footbridge in Terrero Sur, Nicaragua in 2016. He continues to work with Bridges to Prosperity through NDSEED.

Petrisin has researched design thinking and interdisciplinary education in the San Francisco Bay Area and Berlin and has served as a consultant to Notre Dame on innovative pedagogy.

Most recently Petrisin worked for Atkins, a global design consulting firm, designing innovative mobility solutions for city and state agencies through the company’s global initiative around Intelligent Mobility. In his work at Atkins, he brought design thinking to civil engineering by creating innovative approaches to the redesign of transportation networks through empathetic and holistic design.