About Me
Hello, I'm Varna!

I am a senior at UC Berkeley pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering, with a passion for human-centered design. I am graduating this May, and will be joining Lyft's design team in the Fall!
  • I am currently a Research Assistant and Project Manager at theDesignExchange, a collaborative research effort between Berkeley and MIT to curate the largest repository of design methods in the world.

  • I help lead Berkeley Innovation, a student-run human-centered design consultancy on campus.

  • This past summer I was a UX Research intern at Lyft, understanding the needs and painpoints of both drivers and passengers to help reimagine the world of transportation!

  • I was previously an Experience Design intern at the Ford Research and Innovation Center in Palo Alto with a focus on Physical and Digital Interaction Design to envision the future of autonomous vehicles.

You can also catch me hip-hop dancing, trying chai lattes at new cafes, making outrageous puns, and eating many bowls of mac n' cheese!

Here's my resumešŸ“, emailšŸ“¬, and LinkedInšŸ¤. Feel free to reach out - I'd love to chat!