Cornell Design & Tech Initiative
creating technology for community impact

About

Cornell DTI is a project team that creates technology to address needs on Cornell's campus, and beyond. Our team consists of 50 product managers, designers and developers working on 6 projects ranging from a campus safety app to a course review website. Check out our projects to see what we're up to!

Product Manager

Product Managers are responsible for guiding products throughout their execution cycle, focusing on analyzing, positioning, promoting and tailoring our solutions for the student community. Product Managers are the drivers of their products and often wear many hats, usually as a designer or developer, to ensure a successful execution of a product.

Designer

Designers are responsible for creating user experiences, visual design and product design from product creation to launch. They work closely with Product Managers on high-level strategic decisions and solicit feedback from fellow designers to continually create better products. Both give and accept feedback ranging from intuitive product thinking to high fidelity polishing from fellow designers to continually iterate and create better products.

Developer

Developers are responsible for the technical development and system design in the product development cycle. Backend developers work on setting up servers and databases using Heroku, NodeJS, SQL or MongoDB. Front-end developers work on developing the user-facing part of the product, using languages like Swift or Kotlin/Java for mobile development and React, Angular or Vue, for web development.

Projects

All of our projects stem from real needs within the Cornell community. We currently have six active projects, and are always on the look out for more problems to address!

Our Teams


Leads


Alice Pham

Co-Lead

Karun Singh

Co-Lead

Matthew Barker

Design Lead

Shea Belsky

Development Lead

David Chu

Webmaster :)

David Ticzon

Business Lead

CU Orientation & Events


Julia Kruk

Product Manager

David Chu

Product Manager

Arnav Ghosh

Developer

Amanda Ong

Developer

Jagger Brulato

Developer

Adit Gupta

Developer

Qichen (Ethan) Hu

Developer

Jessica Zhao

Developer

Justin Park

Designer

Lisa LaBarbera

Designer

Cedric Castillo

Designer

Rescuer & Shout


Neha Rao

Product Manager

Raymone Radi

Product Manager

Kaushik Ravikumar

Developer

Evan Welsh

Developer

Matthew Coufal

Developer

Kaitlyn Son

Designer

April Ye

Designer

CU Reviews


Divyansha Sehgal

Product Manager

Brooke Docherty

Product Manager

Vinisha Mittal

Developer

Julian Londono

Developer

Jessica Chen

Developer

Nihar Sidhu

Backend Developer

Jesse Mansoor

Designer (Away)

Jessica Prague

Designer

Project Samwise


'Alice' Ran Zhou

Product Manager (Away)

Matthew Epstein

Product Manager

Justin Tran

Developer

Kevin Li

Developer

Jill Wu

Developer

Gautam Mekkat

Developer

Alexa Bren

Designer

Michelle Yang

Designer

Vivian Shiu

Designer

Research Connect


Aram Baghdassarian

Product Manager

Julia Yang

Developer (Away)

Andrew Xiao

Developer

Dhruv Baijal

Developer

Phillip Kheyfets

Developer

Rachel Nash

Developer

Emily Chan

Designer

Michael Huang

Designer

Ayesha Gagguturi

Designer

Queue Me In


Tiffany Wang

Product Manager

Karun Singh

Product Manager

Horace He

Developer

Ryan Slama

Front-End Developer

Vanessa Wang

Developer

Shefali Agarwal

Developer

Sangwoo (Sean) Kim

Designer

Joyelle Gilbert

Designer

Sophia Wang

Designer

Floating Consultants


Rachel Goffin

User Research

Wenchang Yang

Front-End Design

Business


David Ticzon

Business Lead

Gleni Kodra

Corporate Relations

Ronni Mok

Business

Imani Majied

Business

Sonya Tao

Finance

Places we've been

Our team members have worked for some great companies. Check them out!

Why Sponsor Us

Cornell Design & Tech Initiative’s goal is to create projects that benefit our Cornell’s student population. By partnering with us, organizations have the opportunity to contribute and create to these projects that will make the college experience safer, simpler, and succinct. Funding is a crucial part of making these projects come to life.

As a sponsor, not only do you get the opportunity to meet our students currently working on frontend and backend development, but the opportunity to create a more meaningful relationship on an Ivy League campus. CDTI strives to form relationships that allow organizations to come and share their ideas in “Town Hall” style settings, that allow our students and your organization’s members to engage in conversation about the latest trends in tech. Additionally, as a sponsor, you have the ability to take part in fun “Study Break” events to get to know our students in a casual setting while also giving you an excuse to play bowling, dominate in corn hole, or enjoy some good barbeque. CDTI also gives sponsors an exclusive first-hand look at our projects before launch. Events like these, as well as the advertisements of your company on campus, are organized through CDTI.

If you are interested in partnering with us, please contact our Director of Corporate Communications, Gleni Kodra, at gk299@cornell.edu.