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Undergraduate Student Association

The Human Centered Design & Engineering Undergraduate Student Association (HCDE SA) is a registered student organization founded and operated by undergraduate HCDE students.

The HCDE SA was first established in 2009 with the mission of fostering a sense of community within the department by providing opportunities for socializing and professional networking.

Connect with the SA

Every HCDE student can be involved in the SA, not just the officers. The SA mission is involvement, so please email the HCDE SA at with ideas for activities.

SA Facebook page  SA Facebook group

2020-2021 SA Officers



Dena Sabha | she/her/hers

UX Designer & Researcher | Workout Enthusiast/Disney Lover
LinkedIn | Website

SA responsibilities

Planning, organizing, and collaborating with the SA to cultivate a fun and connected HCDE community.


Vice President

Natasha Schmid

spontaneous traveler, chai tea drinker, avid hiker
LinkedIn | Website

SA responsibilities

Responsible for coordinating social events with the SA for the HCDE community. Helps facilitate meetings and decision-making for planning events.


Outreach Coordinator

Carol Lei

Sporty type girl - outdoorsy and active; when indoors, design and startups, cooking and eating, reading and painting, and planning my next adventure :)
LinkedIn | Website

SA responsibilities

Connecting with organizations outside of SA to share the HCDE mission through collaboration and events.



Ashlyn B. Aske

HCDE, expected graduation 2023 | Resident Advisor (Oak Hall) | Avid reader - love fantasy, especially Harry Potter | Coffee & food enthusiast
LinkedIn | Website

SA responsibilities

Organizing meetings and communications within HCDE and working with advisors.



Kenny Le

I am a senior in HCDE with a focus in Data Science. I am an avid water drinker, clif bar eater, and sleeper at 3am. I am also a CSE TA and a research assistant in Machine Agency.
LinkedIn | Website

SA responsibilities

Managing the budget and finances, maintaining operational costs.


Cohort Liason

Megan Ly

Home Cook/Nature Lover
LinkedIn | Website

SA responsibilities

Connecting cohorts, communicating with faculty and finding opportunities for HCDE students.