MDes Cohort

Maya Chen

MDes Fall 22


Hi, I’m Maya! I am a UC Berkeley Spring 2021 graduate, where I majored in Cognitive Science and received the Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation. As an undergraduate, I fell in love with the human-centered design process because of its ties to psychology and its ability to allow me to make an impact in a variety of problem spaces. Now on a major turning point in my design journey, I’m excited to devote my creative energy to empower and unite communities.
I grew up in both southern California and Shanghai! Before college I was a competitive badminton player, so I’m happy to join if anyone would like to play in the fall 🙂


What are you most looking forward to in the MDes program?

I’m so excited to be joining my talented cohort members for an in-person fall semester! With my background primarily being in design for digital interfaces, I’m excited to expand my skillset to other mediums and forms of critical making. Most of all, I look forward to collaborating with members from both cohorts on problems that require interdisciplinary approaches.