Our story

In 2008, Sharon Langevin (Brown ’09), Steve Daniels (Brown ’09), Tino Chow (RISD ’09) and Mike Eng (RISD ’09) founded Better World by Design to merge their fields and solve social problems from a holistic perspective. Over the years, Better World by Design has expanded its reach while fostering a close partnership between Brown, RISD, and the Providence community.

Our alumni

Our alums have gone off to do amazing things in amazing places. Our previous leaders and pioneers are listed below. If we’re lucky, we’ll even get to catch up with them at our conference.

Callie Clayton , Caroline Turner , Clare Jessey , Daniela Longoria , Eitan Boiarsky , Indhu Solayappan , JD Tan, Lucie Fleming, Maddie Forbes , Mandi Cai , Maria Russo , May Kodama , Phoebe Gallo , Taryn Oshiro-Wachi , Zoë Ene , Isabella Giancarlo, Isaac Blackensmith , Joanna Zhang, Katharine Li, Lily Matthews, Mark Towill, Matt Severson, Mike Eng, Minsoo Thigpen, Raaj Parekh, Sharon Langevin, Sophia Yang, Steve Daniels, Tim Dingman, Tino Chow, Veronica Clarkson, Willem Van Lancker, Yan Liang

Past conference themes








Pause & Effect