Designing your own experience.

Integrated Product Design Student Government Association (IPDSGA)

Mission: Penn’s Integrated Product Design students are deeply involved in designing their own experience during their two years in the program.

Formed in 2015, the Integrated Product Design Student Government Association (IPDGA) serves as a means of formally representing the interests of these students within the Graduate Student Engineering Group (GSEG). Comprised solely of students, IPDGA is responsible for liaising with the program’s department, the university administration, and peer organizations to serve the needs of students.

View the IPDGA constitution here.

IPDGA’s primary purpose is to represent and serve the interests of IPD students within the University of Pennsylvania. To this end, IPDGA works to:
  • Monitor issues of importance to the department’s students.
  • Host academic, career, and social events for the IPD student community.
  • Organize programs to improve the quality of students’ experience and build connections between students.
  • Augment programming provided by the school and department.
Board Members

Danielle Lashley
IPD’18, President
Email: dlashley@seas (

Grace Moore
IPD’18, Vice President
Email: mermoore@seas (

Kevin Martin
IPD’18, Director of Marketing & Communications
Email: martinke@seas (

Liad Yamin
IPD’19, Studio Master
Email: liady@seas (

Kevin Paroda
IPD’19, Treasurer & GSEG Representative
Email: paroda@seas (

Haimin Yie
IPD’18, VP’s of Career and Alumni Relations
Email: haimin@seas (

Michael Yates
Email: myates@seas (

Jenna Borges
IPD’19, VP’s of Social Programming
Email: jborges@seas (

Eric Tepper
Email: etepper@seas (

Danielle Chen
Email: yudanc@seas (


PDGA hosts a variety of social, academic, and career events for IPD students. Our full calendar of events can be viewed here.

Connect with us

Another department looking to co-host an event? Industry professional hoping to connect with IPD students? Email: pennipdga@(