Kathleen Chao

Kathleen Chao

Kathleen is a Design Strategist who is passionate about improving the quality of life through human-centered design. Currently, she is pursuing her 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 cultural and professional background has guided her to place empathy as the quintessence of life and the focus of her design. Her work now drives both strategic and tactical decision-making as she collaborates with designers, engineers, and often the business. Lastly, her involvement with DFA includes leading the winning team of OpenIDEO’s financial longevity challenge as well as serving as DFA NYU Chapter’s President.

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