This page contains biographies of past and present DFA members, organized by the semester they joined the studio. This list only includes members that spent at least 1 semester in DFA. Certain members haven't yet sent me their information, so their biographies are incomplete.

Fall 2013

Evan Fried

Evan Fried

Evan Fried

Evan Fried is the founder of the DFA MSU studio, and participated on the Sun Cards (F2013), MarkMe/Worker Safety (F2014), and Renewable Energy (S2015) studio projects. At DFA, Evan served on early studio leadership and as a team lead on the Renewable Energy and Sun Card projects.

Evan graduated in Fall 2015 with a degree in Finance and currently works at tea startup ZesTea as the head of business development.

 

Abid Ahmad

Abid Ahmad

Abid Ahmad

Abid is a founding member of the DFA MSU studio, and participated on the Sun Cards (F2013), MarkMe/Worker Safety (F2014) teams. He also participated on the ALS (F2014) team as a team mentor and on the Cerebral Palsy (S2015) design sprint.  

Abid graduated in 2016 with a degree in Genomic and Molecular Genetics and currently studies at Wayne State University School of Medicine. 

 

Ken Hunter

Ken Hunter

Ken Hunter

Ken is a founding member of the DFA MSU studio, and participated on the Sun Cards (F2013), MarkMe/Workers Safety (F2014), ALS (S2015), and Student Voting (S2016) teams. At DFA  he served on early studio leadership and as a team lead for ALS and Student Voting. 

Ken graduated in 2016 with a degree in Arts and Humanities / Fine Arts. Ken is currently an operations coordinator for the City Rescue Mission of Lansing, and is working on a Community Arts grant to install a Labyrinth at Patriarche Park, East Lansing.

 

Libby Hoffman

Libby Hoffman

Libby Hoffman

Libby is a founding member of the DFA MSU studio, and participated on the Sun Cards (F2013), Refugees (F2014), Cerebral Palsy (S2015), and Local Change (S2016) teams. At DFA she served on early studio leadership, as a team lead for the Refugees (F2014) and Cerebral Palsy (S2015) projects,  and as the Studio Operations lead working on the sustainability and event operations of the studio.

Libby graduated in Spring 2017 with a degree in Experience Architecture. She is working for USAID's Global Development to build more human centered social innovators around the world.


Spring 2014

Ehan Gnanendran

Ehan Gnanendran

Ehan Gnanendran

Ehan was one of the first members of the fledgling DFA studio. He participated on the Sun Cards (F2013), ALS(F2014), and Public Health (S2015) projects, and as a team lead on the Public Health project.

Ehan graduated in Summer 2015 with a degree in Kinesiology. Currently, Ehan is living in Chicago, doing a service year at a high school working as a mentor, tutor, and assistant teacher to 9th and 10th grade students to help curb the dropout rate in the inner city.

 

 

 

Leslie Welch

Leslie Welch

Leslie Welch

Leslie joined the studio in its pilot year, participating in the Sun Cards (F2013) and Refugees (F2014) projects. 

Leslie graduated in Spring 2017 with a degree in RCAH and Public Policy.  She is currently doing a lot of audio work, and interning with Glow Social Media. 


Fall 2014

Dan Cyr

 

Jaclyn Sudak

 

Kaushik Sridasayam

 

Mark Golbeck

 

Morgan Malloy

 

Ryan Sanchez

 

Sarah Polega

 

Trevor Walker