Libby Hsu

Education Coordinator, Instructor (D-Lab: Development, D-Lab: Energy)


Libby graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and received master's degrees in structural engineering and building technology from MIT. She became involved with D-Lab by taking the D-Lab: Schools class and traveling to Cambodia to work on alternative concretes. Now she co-teaches D-Lab: Energy, D-Lab: Development, and the cross-listed Terrascope class Design for Complex Environmental Issues; coordinates D-Lab's student work in El Salvador; trains D-Lab trip leaders who are taking students to the field; and supports instructors and students in the D-Lab ecosystem. Additionally, Libby is an MIT freshman adviser and was part of MIT's Mind+Hand+Heart Initiative from 2015-2017, as part of the Increase Help Seeking working group. She speaks German and Spanish, works as a freelance technical editor, practices with the MIT Shotokan karate club, knits, and talks about sanitation rights and toilet designs with anyone who will humor her.