DFA Berkeley is an interdisciplinary group of students working together using human-centered design to create local and social impact. We design products, programs, experiences, and innovative ways to tackle community problems.
DFA Berkeley hopes to foster a community of design thinkers and social innovators. In addition to our project-based initiatives, we host workshops and events for our members as well as the general public. To learn more about our goals and what we do as a national organization, please see designforamerica.com.
Here are some of the projects and challenges DFA Berkeley has taken on.
Hey Wassup Hello! I’m Cat and I’m really excited to be a Design Lead for DFA this semester. When I’m not tackling different design projects you can catch me exploring San Francisco for quirky, affordable places to eat, romping through the makeup aisles of Target, or going ham on the karaoke machine. I’m SUPER EXCITED to collaborate with students from diverse educational backgrounds to solve community issues. Looking forward to a fun and educational semester with ya’ll. Cheers!
Hi, I’m Yena! I’m currently a senior studying Business. I first became interested in Human-Centered Design after coming across IDEO’s publications about it, and finally decided to take on more leadership roles in DFA like marketing, where I get to think of creative campaigns and occasionally design content! I love DFA because it’s not just any old design club; it’s unique in that it really emphasizes impacting the community for social good! When I’m not doing school or work, I love to cook, read, find new music, and spend time with my friends. I’m excited to see where DFA is headed this semester (and excited to meet all of you!!)
Olivia is a fourth year studying Political Economy. She is a Berkeley native and knows all of the good spots to eat at. She has internship experience in Operations Management and Project Management that inspired her to become more involved in design-thinking, which is what brought her to DFA. She is very passionate about social justice problems and is also active in March of Dimes.