Design for America

>>Design for America (DFA)


Design for America (DFA) is an award-winning nationwide network of interdisciplinary student teams and community members using design to create local and social impact. UCLA Anderson is among a few MBA programs in the country with a DFA studio and we aim to solve big, important problems in our local community, by innovating, designing and bringing a business perspective to these solutions to execute and make a real impact!

Design for America teaches human centered design and collaborates with community partners through extra-curricular, university based, student led design studios to look locally, create fervently and act fearlessly. DFA currently tackles national challenges in the following areas: Education, Health, Economy and Environment.


John Rhoads
Lily Abagyan
VP - Outreach and Design


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