Dr. Christina Viau Haden is a faculty member in the Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics Department at Lehigh University. Her research involves the material property prediction of additively manufactured metals. Besides her research, a passion for teaching has lead her to co-develop of a new interdisciplinary course at Lehigh at the intersection of art and engineering on the topic of Leonardo da Vinci’s life works. Haden also leads her department’s ABET accreditation process, enjoys being an ABET facilitator and serves as the chair of her department’s undergraduate curriculum committee. Haden is also deeply committed to improving the retention rates of women in STEM. She runs a yearly three-day welcome event for incoming engineering freshwomen at Lehigh University, offers a mentoring program for women in her department and advises the Society for Women Engineers (SWE) and Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) local chapter, among others.