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.


Neel Bhattacharyya
Co-President and Studio Lead
Nikka Mathur
Co-President and Studio Lead
Anthony Figola
Studio Lead


Fall Kickoff Workshop
Fall End of Quarter Review
Winter Kickoff Workshop
Winter End of Quarter Review
Spring Kickoff Workshop
Spring End of Quarter Review