About Me
Hello, I'm Varna!
I am a junior at UC Berkeley pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, with a passion for human-centered design. I love creating delightful experiences for users via Industrial, Product, and Interaction Design!
I am currently a Research Assistant and Project Manager at theDesignExchange, a collaborative research effort between Berkeley and MIT to create the largest repository of design methods in the world. I was formerly President of Berkeley Innovation, a student-run human-centered design consultancy on campus, and previously worked as a User 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.
I am so excited to be joining Lyft as a UX Research Intern this summer!
You can also catch me hip-hop dancing, trying Chai Lattes at new cafes, making outrageous puns, and eating bowls of mac n' cheese!
Here is my resume, as well as my Behance, Email, and LinkedIn!