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ABOUT DFA@CMU
Who are we
Design For America @ CMU is a group of interdisciplinary students who are using their unique design and engineering perspectives to confront social issues in innovative ways. By collaborating in teams of students with diverse backgrounds and interests, we develop solutions for overarching social problems.
What do we do
Student-led teams work closely with local community organizations to identify challenging social issues. Through the process of ideating, prototyping, and iterating, we design and develop comprehensive solutions that benefit the broader community.
Why do we do it
We believe that CMU students are some of the brightest and most creative makers in the world. Our goal is to channel this passion and ability to attack a variety of social impact problems at the local and national level.
How do I get involved
Fill out this brief form to let us know you're interested!



PROJECTS
Reachout
A web application that helps homeless shelters coordinate resources.



Sentence Mosaics
An iPad application to help special education students learn sentence construction tutoring for use in local Pittsburgh schools.



Art2Connect
Weekly volunteering at a local homeless shelter to work on art projects with people living there.



OUR TEAM
Ashley Lai
lover of burritos
Rohan Varma
lover of quesadillas
Ruby He
lover of donuts
Elise Qian
lover of acai bowls
Nick Wilson
lover of choco milk
Rachel Chang
lover of tacos
Sarah Bien
lover of enchilladas
Rudina Morina
lover of fish
Jennifer Chou
lover of nachos
Audi Ho
lover of nachos
Albina Kwak
lover of meat
Ida Chow
lover of edamame
Sihan Dong
lover of cheesecakes
Grace Kao
lover of stuff
Jackie Kang
lover of stuff
Shreya Gupta
lover of stuff
Chris Lee
lover of stuff
Nancy Xiao
lover of stuff
Rachel Nakamura
lover of stuff
Jonathan Dyer
lover of stuff
Zainab Aliyu
lover of stuff
Lauren Zemering
lover of stuff