Kathleen Chao

Kathleen is a Design Strategist who is passionate about improving the quality of life through human-centered design. She has graduated with a master’s degree in Integrated Digital Media at Tandon School of Engineering. Prior to graduate school, she has worked across 3 continents where she managed multi-disciplinary teams in fast-paced consumer product industries. Her unique…

Adhish Patel

Adhish is a Master of Science candidate at New York University Tandon School of Engineering. Majoring in Management of Technology with experience and interest in Data Analysis and Design Thinking, he is interested in Innovation Strategy both in Organizations and Product. His recent interests include Data Science and Machine Learning. Talk to him about anything…

Shuling Chen

Shuling loves to apply consumer psychology concepts to organizations’ strategic decision making processes.  She is also very interested in combining psychology concepts and human center design process to optimize the functions of designed products and services. With her experience in DFA, she believes that conducting a good design research is the key to a successful…

Shannon Holloway

MIni Bio What are you doing currently? I’m a Research Lead at the NYU Ability Project where I lead an interdisciplinary team in conducting user research, prototyping and testing to inform inclusive design and accessibility in home entertainment. Why did you join DFA NYU? I joined DFA NYU to be part of a community passionate…

Rajni Chada

Rajni Chada loves to apply her academic knowledge of Mechanical Engineering and Technology Management for social welfare. Prior to her Masters, she pursued her passion working as a sustainability consultant to promote energy efficiency through research and collaborations. She believes in the power of Human Centered Design in making positive changes in our community. She…

Tatiana Pilon

Tatiana Pilon is a research and development engineer exploring the possibilities within human-centered design and emerging technologies. She has more than 10 years industry expertise in finance & technology and is currently pursuing a master’s in digital media engineering at NYU. She is passionate about innovation for social good alongside entrepreneurship and was selected to…

Rodney Lobo

Rodney likes to learn about different cultures. He loves designing things and bringing them to life by various prototyping and engineering techniques. He is passionate about developing new things. He is fascinated by the Human-Centered design process, and wants to use it to improve the modern ways of developing products. He can be constantly found building…

Sushma Ravindran Colanukuduru

Sushma Ravindran Colanukuduru is a mechanical engineer from Hyderabad, India. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Management of Technology. She believes in experiential learning and being a part of DFA has led Sushma to realize her area of passion that is human centered design and the impact it can have on society. She is…

Felicitas Sánchez

Feli is a journalist and an aspiring UX designer with a passion for Human centered design.  She is currently enrolled in Studio20, NYU’s program in innovation and technology for media companies, where she is focused on developing innovative products for audience engagement. She hopes to positively impact the new media landscape by helping bring a…

Leslie Martinez

Leslie Martinez is a designer and researcher who works at the intersection of immigration and design. In May of 2016, she graduated from NYU’s MS in Integrated Digital Media a program housed within the Dept. of Technology, Culture, and Society at the Tandon School of Engineering. While at NYU, she was an active member of…