Lorenn Ruster

PhD Candidate

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Dignity-centred designer. Intrapreneur. Voiceover enthusiast.#

Lorenn Ruster is a PhD Candidate at the School of Cybernetics. She is a social justice-driven professional, interested in the intersection of technology, cross-sector collaboration, impact, systems change and dignity. She is a current PhD candidate at the School of Cybernetics. For 10 years, Lorenn was a strategy consultant, most recently a Director at PricewaterhouseCooper’s Indigenous Consulting, a majority Indigenous-owned, -staffed and -managed Firm that Lorenn was a part of from idea, to launch, to a multi-million dollar business. Throughout her consulting career she has worked on projects spanning human rights, Indigenous co-design, collective impact and creating learning organisations. She’s an Acumen Global Fellow where she apprenticed in adaptive leadership and spent a year working with a Ugandan Solar Energy company as their Marketing and Innovation Director. She’s also an alumnus of Singularity University’s Global Solutions Program where she started a social enterprise leveraging sensor technology for community-led landmine detection. In addition to her Masters in Applied Cybernetics from SoCy, she holds a Masters in International Management (CEMS MIM) from the University of Sydney, Copenhagen Business School and HEC Paris as well as a Bachelor of Science (Adv)/ Bachelor of Arts majoring in Chemistry, Psychology and French.

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