DFA Leaders on Confronting Challenges

March 11, 2015DFA Behind the Scenes, Leadership, Learning

As the second installation of our Q&A with studio leads Sonja Ellicott (University of Oregon) and Zonghe Chua (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Sonja and Zonghe give advice on how to address challenges that arise. Check out there first post here! – What did you learn most about effective leadership during your time as studio lead? … Read More

General Assembly Gives DFA GA Front Row!

March 9, 2015Learning, Opportunities

DFA has a new partnership!   General Assembly, a worldwide institution that seeks to educate and empower individuals who are pursuing work in technology, business and design, has joined the DFA community! All registered students within DFA will receive a free 6 month membership to GA Front Row! This is almost a $300 value!!! As a … Read More

DFA Leaders on Being a Leader

March 4, 2015DFA Behind the Scenes, Leadership, Learning 1 Comment

To kick off our series highlighting DFAers and their work, we’ll hear from two experienced studio leads. As DFA is excited to develop leaders of innovation, we set out to learn from our best. Studio leads Sonja Ellicott (University of Oregon) and Zonghe Chua (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) lend insight into what it means … Read More

Featured Fellow: Julian Bongiorno

February 26, 2015DFA Behind the Scenes, Leadership, Profiles

Denzel Washington once quoted the Roman philosopher Seneca and said, “luck is where opportunity meets preparation.” As a DFA Fellow Julian Bongiorno seized opportunities when they arose. In his first year as a Fellow, Julian received the PAVE Fellowship to attend The Feast Conference along with a $10k investment in his future, attended The StartingBloc … Read More

DFA Alum Helps Set DFA’s Strategy

January 7, 2015Leadership, Learning, Opportunities

Sara Mesing, co-founder of DFA Case Western| CIA,  is part of the Business Development team at XPLANE. She introduces new clients to XPLANE and acts as an advocate and liaison throughout the duration of client engagements. She got connected to XPLANE through a friend at DFA’s  Leadership Studio back in 2012. Thanks to Sara’s efforts, … Read More

Where are They Now?

January 7, 2015DFA Behind the Scenes, Leadership, Profiles

As we approach a new year and start the search for our fifth year of DFA Fellows, we wanted to take a moment and have a look at where our past Fellows are now. 2011 Fellows Mert Iseri & Yuri Malina: SwipeSense Recently recognized among Forbes’ Top 30 Under 30, check out what Mert and Yuri … Read More