“One student connected me to another woman doing social design in her home school.
I loved that the learning and networking went both ways.”
— Dawna Leggett, Senior Social Researcher, Design Impact, Mentor
“I shared and received ideas with my counterparts at other universities, and took home strategies for how to mentor DFA members at WashU. My connection with DFA is an integral tool to giving students tools to tackle some of the worlds’ biggest issues.”
— Rob Morgan, Senior Lecturer-Scenic Design, Washington University in St. Louis, Mentor
“We were fortunate to work with DFA for the first time in 2017. I was extremely impressed by not only the quality of the work presented, but by the students’ passion, commitment
and the community they created.”
— Barry Telford, President Sodexo Canada and CEO, Universities North America - West, Sponsor
“Interacting with DFA helps organizations rethink their own processes, with the hope of a
well-informed community-focused approach. They can change the way they do things,
question core assumptions, and rethink their organisations for the better.”
— Matthew Wettergreen, Lecturer, Rice University, Mentor
“We have a critical need to build a broader support base for RootDown LA. The DFA USC team has truly blown us away with their capacity to quickly present their insights and understanding.
This relationship lays an important foundation for more collaboration.”
— Megan Hanson, Co-founder & Executive Director, RootDown LA, Partner