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.
I'm Yana, and I am a senior environmental economics and policy major and English minor. I'm from a small town in Colorado and I really love exploring nature, hiking, and getting outdoors. I also really love art, music, and concerts, and I'm enjoying learning more about the design process and how to go from a mere idea to a tangible and real solution. I joined DFA several semesters ago and I love the collaborative atmosphere and focus on social good that DFA is known for. I'm excited for what this new semester of DFA has in store!
I'm Divya, and I am a 2nd year studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science with a minor in Global Poverty and Practice. I'm a golf-loving enthusiast of pink, positivity, poetry, and puzzles from San Jose, CA! I'm daily energized by the power of data-driven technologies and human-centered design to address persistent issues and broaden the doors of inclusion in the world! I love DFA because it enables me to address challenges through social innovation, and I am really excited to lead a project that explores the intersection of technology and healthcare!
Hi, I'm Megan! I study Economics and Education. I love learning about how humans make decisions and how to improve the classroom experience. My time in DFA has been really meaningful because I get to tackle other complex community problems with passionate, fun and creative people!! Through DFA, I've even been able to spearhead and teach a class on campus. :P Fun Facts: I love baby goats and podcasts.