DSAB Welcomes New Student Members

Guest post by Sassa Kangas.

Welcome new student additions to the Design Student and Alumni Board! DSAB is a board of students and alumni who create programs and opportunities that support the transition from college to career, and connect alumni, students and other professionals in the process.

EmilyWalen_blogEmily Walen

BS Apparel design, Class of 2018

Hometown: Mora, Minnesota

I joined the Design Student and Alumni Board because I want to be a voice for my fellow students. I look forward to assisting in DSAB events and developing opportunities that enhance our education.



LeilenFarias_blogLeilen Farias

Pre-Architecture Student, Class of 2018

Hometown: Rosario, Argentina

I decided to join DSAB to become a more active member not only in the College of Design, but also in the Architecture field. I am eager to contribute and learn from the many opportunities that the board offers to their members, while enhancing a working environment in which design students and alumni can be involved and interact.


RachelKelly_blogRachel Kelly

BFA Graphic Design Student, Class of 2016

Hometown: Champlin, Minnesota

I joined the board because I am passionate about helping my fellow classmates in their college to career transition, and because I am excited to have the opportunity to help enhance the programs and opportunities that DSAB provides.


RishiMurugesan_blogRishi Murugesan

BFA Graphic Design / Product Design Minor Student, Class of 2017

Hometown: Madurai, India

I joined the DSAB to help the design students connect more with each other and their chosen fields. My secondary goal is to help students have friends and connections in other design majors. This would help us increase innovation and community throughout the college. Overall, I’m excited to help the College of Design become better with useful programs and events.


DavidEide_blogDavid Eide

Urban Studies Student, Housing Studies Minor, Class of 2017

Hometown: Fargo, North Dakota





LauriBrachman_blogLauri Brachman

BS Interior Design Student, Class of 2018
Hometown: Blaine, Minnesota

I joined the Design Student Alumni Board to increase my involvement in the College of Design and the University of Minnesota.I feel I bring a unique perspective to the board as a non-traditional student returning to pursue a second career after spending 20 years in commercial real estate administration.I look forward to networking with fellow students, alumni, and staff from the College of Design.


TheresaHunt_blogTheresa Hunt

MLA Student, Landscape Architecture
Class of 2017
Hometown: Chippewa Falls, WI

Creating connections with other designers is an integral part of all professional design fields and DSAB is a splendid way to start making these connections. DSAB provides me with the opportunity to plan events and activities to help foster these connections between students and professionals, helping to prepare students for the next steps after graduation.


DanielleJurichko_blogDanielle Jurichko

BED Landscape Design and Planning/ BA Spanish Studies Student, Class of 2017
Hometown: Minneapolis, MN

As a DSAB member, my aspirations include creating opportunities to connect current and former design students, facilitating the transition process to professional fields, as well as strengthening the community of the College of Design here at the University. I hope to gain insight and perspective in the landscape architecture field while learning from my fellow board members and design students.


SarahDivine_blogSarah Divine

BS Retail Merchandising, Management Minor
Class of 2016
Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona

I joined DSAB to explore the many exciting opportunities available to College of Design students and alumni. I want to help facilitate the transition from student to alumni for myself and other students. I am excited to make worthwhile connections and help people find career opportunities that make them happy.


Meet our full Design Student and Alumni Board and learn how you could get involved atdesign.umn.edu/dsab/

A big thanks to our 2015-16 DSAB sponsors:

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