DFAlumni Week Featured Story: Casondra Peretore

May 23, 2017Alumni, Rice

Casondra Peretore, DFA Rice University ‘16, is a Strategy Analyst at Accenture. “DFA completely restructured my approach to solving any problem. It enabled to me throw all conventionalities out the door in favor of methods that could open up the mind to entirely new possibilities. I now work in a corporate environment where the enterprise attempts … Read More

DFAlumni Week Featured Story: Ritu Parekh

May 22, 2017Alumni, UC Davis

All week long we’re welcoming 2017 DFA graduates to the alumni network and celebrating our current DFAlumni! Check back in for daily stories featuring how alumni are applying their DFA skills and experience in their careers. We’re kicking off the week with Ritu’s story! Ritu Parekh, DFA UC Davis ’16, works as Mechanical Engineer at MASS Precision.  “I have multiple roles in … Read More

DFAlumni Week 2017!

May 22, 2017Alumni, Ideas, Profiles

This week we are celebrating our incredible DFAlumni network! DFA continues to spread design innovation across the nation, with graduates from 35 schools settling in New York, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, the Bay Area, and many other cities. We are proud and excited to welcome 560 graduating DFAers to the alumni network this summer. Follow … Read More

Designing for Food Security

May 12, 2017Education, Health, Sponsors, Testing

42.2 million Americans – 1 in 7 households (13%) – are food insecure. Food insecurity is defined as limited or uncertain access to adequate food. Today, food insecurity in America affects families from all walks of life: 6.3 million children under the age of 10 6.8 million young people age 10-17 13.5 million young adults … Read More

#DFALS17 Registration Now Open!

April 14, 2017Education, Fun, Leadership, Learning

Leadership Studio 2017 is now open for registration! Over 130 students will join DFAlumni, community members, and experts at Northwestern on August 3 – 7 to learn and practice the DFA design process while building empathy and gaining leadership skills. Leadership Studio is a training experience unlike any other. It is a 5-day design sprint … Read More

One Last Stack of Post-Its from Stacy Klingbeil

April 13, 2017DFA Behind the Scenes, Learning

DFA writes with a bittersweet update. After almost three years, Stacy Klingbeil is leaving her role as DFA program manager and service designer. Going forward, Stacy will continue to help organizations build their design capacity, create new products and services, and strengthen their impact. Stacy will always be a special member of the DFAmily. We … Read More

The James Dyson Award is Now Open!

March 30, 2017Education, Ideas, Prototype

We are excited to announce that applications are now open for the James Dyson Award, an international award that celebrates, encourages, and inspires the next generation of design engineers.  The James Dyson Award is an incredible opportunity for students and alumni to take action in solving problems in our world. Design for America has once … Read More

Celebrating #DFAlumni

March 17, 2017Alumni, Meetup

Design for America alumni around the world continue to make impact even after graduation. Tristan Sokol, Allison Chen, and Ahsaan Rizvi have taken initiative to share their knowledge and experiences with the DFA network and beyond. Tristan Sokol, Northwestern ‘13, joined a panel of three other talented innovators to speak to DFAers, alumni, and friends … Read More