Alisyn Malek Honored with 2020 ISD Alumni Award

The award is presented annually to accomplished Michigan Engineers who exemplify inventive leadership, smart risk taking and broad impact.

In recognition of her impact on the Integrative Systems + Design (ISD) community, ISD is proud to announce Alisyn Malek (BS ‘08, ESE ‘12) as the 2020 ISD Alumni Award winner. Alisyn was chosen as this year’s award winner because of her combination of leadership, technical aptitude and business acumen, as well as her artistic flair. 

The award is presented annually to a member of the alumni community who has shown leadership, personal growth or reinvention; value/impact on students, faculty or staff; technical or entrepreneurial achievements; introduction of new services or programs; integrity or foresight; and/or contributions to the common good.

Alisyn received a BSE in Mechanical Engineering and German Language from the University of Michigan (U-M) in 2008, a MEng in Energy Systems Engineering from U-M in 2012, and most most recently a MBA from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business in 2017. After finishing her MBA, she founded May Mobility in 2017 to reduce mobility imbalances in cities while also reducing congestion using autonomous technology.

She is currently the founder and chief executive officer of the Middle Third, a consultancy firm focused on the intersection of mobility services, startups and the automotive sector. She is also the owner and manager of Corktown Studios, a small artist collective in Detroit which includes a gallery and studio space. Among her many accomplishments, Alisyn was named to Automotive News’ All Star award list in 2019; Crain’s Detroit 20 in their 20s list in 2014; recognized by LinkedIn as Next Wave Honoree-Top Professional Under 35 in 2015; and one of the Top Ten Female Innovators to Watch in by Smithsonian in 2018.

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