Herminia Machry is an internationally licensed architect with a bachelor’s degree in architecture and urban planning (UFSC, 2004, Brazil), a master’s degree in architecture (USP, 2010, Brazil), and a Ph.D. in planning, design and the built environment (Clemson University, 2019). She has 15 years of experience in architecture firms, universities, and research centers. She has worked as a design practitioner on healthcare facility projects while teaching architecture and healthcare hospitality undergraduate courses. Herminia also has worked on several research projects mostly focused around healthcare design. At Clemson University she completed dissertation research about the design of neonatal intensive care units and worked as a graduate research assistant at the Center for Health Facilities Design and Testing. In February 2020, Herminia joined Georgia Tech as a postdoctoral fellow at the SimTigrate Lab, where she will continue working on research related to healthcare design and evidence-based design.