Our Mission

We aim to develop an inclusive community of students, faculty, and staff that practice the art of making change.

Design at Columbia is a prototype

Our Journey

Untill Feburary 2020, design was never a visible or accessible skill to discover at Columbia University. We formed a team of design-driven students and faculty and launched Design Day. Over 150 students join us throughout the two days, demonstrating the want and need for a space to learn and build design skills.

Founding Members

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Perrin Anto
Interaction Designer at Google, SEAS ’20
Perrin Anto
Interaction Designer at Google, SEAS ’20
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Laura Block
DFreelance UX Designer, London, CC’20
Laura Block
Freelance UX Designer, London, CC’20
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Prof. Lydia Chilton
Columbia University, School of Engineering
Prof. Lydia Chilton
Columbia University, School of Engineering
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Prof. Mark Santolucito
Columbia University, Barnard College
Prof. Mark Santolucito
Columbia University, Barnard College

Meet the Team

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Naina Durga
Community Lead, BC’ 21
Naina Durga
Community Lead, BC’ 21
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Aleksei Igumnov
Community, GS'22
Aleksei Igumnov
Community, GS'22
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Mareike Keller
Events Lead, GS'23
Mareike Keller
Events Lead, GS'23
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Irene Koo
Finance, CC'22
Irene Koo
Finance, CC'22
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Ji Yeon Kwon
Community, CC'21
Ji Yeon Kwon
Community, CC'21
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Emily Lo
Community, BC'24
Emily Lo
Community, BC'24
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Aisha Malik
Community, SEAS'22
Aisha Malik
Community, SEAS'22
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Yuki Mitsuda
Events, BC'21
Yuki Mitsuda
Events, BC'21
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Nic Rockwood
Events, GS'22
Nic Rockwood
Events, GS'22
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Hannah Yoo
Events/Finance, BC'19
Hannah Yoo
Events/Finance, BC'19

Faculty & Alumni Advisors

Prof. Harry West
Columbia University, School of Engineering

Prof Kristin Myers
Columbia University, School of Engineering

Prof Hod Lipson
Columbia University, School of Engineering

Prof Brian Smith
Columbia University, School of Engineering

Prof Aaron Kyle
Columbia University, School of Engineering

Prof Sarah Morrison-Smith
Barnard College, Computer Science Department

Umbreen Bhatti
Barnard College, Director Athena Center for Leadership Studies

Prof Jin Kuwata
Columbia University, Teachers College

Ivy Schultz
Columbia Engineering, Director of Entrepreneurship

Prof Katie Reuther
Columbia Engineering, School of Engineering

Prof Ioannis (John) Kymissis
Columbia Engineering, School of Engineering

Julia Byrd
Associate Director at PowerBridgeNY

Jim Aloise
Columbia Technology Ventures Executive Director at PowerBridgeNY