EXECUTIVE BOARD

MARISSA VERGEL DE DIOS

CO-PRESIDENT

Marissa is a senior studying Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation in the Iovine and Young Academy. She joined DFA her freshman year because of her interest in both human-centered design, technology, and social impact. Her favorite part of DFA is seeing how passionate everyone is about making a positive change in the world! Aside from DFA/USC, Marissa loves baking, surfing, and DIYing anything and everything!

CARTER FAUST

CO-PRESIDENT

Carter is a senior majoring in Mathematical Economics and minoring in Product Design. In the future she hopes to combine her interests in human-centered design and economics for social good. Outside of USC and DFA, she enjoys exploring new hiking trails, playing sports, and traveling.

EVE HERZOG

DIRECTOR OF EXTERNAL RELATIONS

Eve is a senior studying Mechanical Engineering from New York City. She joined DFA because she was interested in human centered design and wanted to meet inspiring people! Through DFA, she has worked on two sustainability focused projects. Fun Fact: Eve studied abroad in Melbourne, Australia.

TITAN HSIEH

DIRECTOR OF EXTERNAL RELATIONS

Titan is a junior studying business administration and minoring in applied analytics! He joined DFA in his freshman year!

RACHEL LIU

DIRECTOR OF INTERNAL RELATIONS

Rachel is a sophomore studying business administration. I've always been interested in pursuing a creative pathway in business, so naturally I was attracted to DFA's design focused approach. During meetings, it's not unusual to catch me chatting with members about my latest Netflix or song obsession or making a case for my favorite snacks.

RACHEL ZHANG

DIRECTOR OF BRANDING & MARKETING

Rachel is a senior studying Business Administration with a minor in Applied Analytics. She is passionate about the intersection of design, business, and technology to solve problems empathetically. She joined DFA her sophomore year to collaborate in a cross-functional setting to drive change in LA.

KAITLIN MORRIS

DIRECTOR OF BRANDING & MARKETING

Kaitlin is a senior at USC studying design and marketing. She joined DFA her sophomore year looking to learn more about human centered design as well as find ways to give back to the LA community. She also studied abroad in Florence, Italy where she also was a part time tour guide!

RICHA KRISHNA

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY IMPACT

Richa is a sophomore in the Iovine & Young Academy, studying the intersection of arts, technology, and business. Driven by empathy, human connection, and sismplicity, I strive to design user-centered products and experiences that improve the quality of human life.

VIVIKA KAPOOR

DRECTOR OF FINANCE

Vivika is a sophomore majoring in computer science and business administration and minoring in entrepreneurship and designing for experiences. She has been learning about and practicing design thinking and creative problem solving ever since joining DFA last year.

LACIE ZHOU

CREATOR OF THIS WEBSITE

Lacie is the talented creator of this recruitment website! She is only in 6th grade and just started learning web development two months ago at the CS@SC Summer Program at USC!