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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

We hope that every HCDE student will feel welcome at and enjoy our events and programs. Please reach out to us at with any requests or ideas.

SA on Instagram  SA "Suggestion Box"

2023-2024 SA Officers



Uzair Zaman | he/him

Hi! I’m Uzair and I’m a senior in HCDE. I enjoy going to concerts, traveling, and reviewing food on my food Instagram. My goal this year is to provide social and professional opportunities for all aspiring designers, PMs, SWEs and more. HCDE is such a diverse major and there is something for everyone in the department. I’m so excited to meet everyone, feel free to reach out and say hello! | LinkedIn

SA responsibilities

Leading the SA in planning social and professional events and initiatives.

Kelly Tong

Vice President

Kelly Tong | she/her

Aspiring software developer and designer. Passionate about volleyball, ultimate frisbee, games, and kdramas. | LinkedIn

SA responsibilities

Supporting the SA in planning social and professional events and initiatives.

Daniel Gao


Daniel Gao | he/him

Aspiring UX designer, home cook, plamo enthusiast, gamer, traveler.
LinkedIn | Portfolio

SA responsibilities

Keeping records, maintaining internal organization for the SA, monitoring the SA email.

Jessica Kuo


Jessica Kuo | she/her

Hi everyone! My name is Jessica and I'm a rising HCDE senior, minoring in Business, Informatics, and Data Science. I was born in Washington but grew up in Taiwan and Shanghai. Coming into UW, I was originally planning on studying computer engineering but discovered my passion for product design! Outside of school, you'll find me playing volleyball, trying to code new interactions, working on design jams, or traveling in Asia! | LinkedIn

SA responsibilities

Managing the SA’s funds.

Eileen Zhang

Cohort Liason

Eileen Zhang | she/her

Crafter, joker, Pacific Northwest nature lover, average Earl Grey enjoyer. Aspiring UX designer with personal and meaningful connections to my work.
LinkedIn | Portfolio

SA responsibilities

Connecting with the HCDE student community and taking suggestions for the SA.

Mishti Dhawan

Community Outreach Coordinator

Mishti Dhawan | she/her

Mishti is a junior in HCDE with a concentration in human computer interaction. She's passionate about inclusivity in design and wants to ultimately work at the intersections between design, tech, and activism. She is really excited to join HCDEsa as the Community Outreach Coordinator for this coming year to plan fun events and professional opportunities for the cohort. In her free time, Mishti loves to cook, read, and go on walks. | LinkedIn

SA responsibilities

Connecting with other organizations and the engineering department and advocating for HCDE students within the college.

Sanmathi Prabakar

Professional Development Chair

Sanmathi Prabakar | she/her

Big fan of taking my dog on walks, hiking, concert-going, movie-watching, and trying new foods. | LinkedIn

SA responsibilities

Supporting professional development events and opportunities for HCDE undergraduates.