I am a third-year undergraduate majoring in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and minoring in Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley.
I am the CEO and Co-founder of Satchel, a decentralized application which uplifts school communities by facilitating locally-governed projects and bootstrapping capital via DeFi-powered donations and financial primitives. I currently run Blockchain at Berkeley and see a blockchain-enabled future as one avenue towards financial and informational autonomy, agency, and self-determination for populations traditionally oppressed by centralized institutions.
I conduct research at the School of Information in Professor Niloufar Salehi's lab. My research interests are in HCI, social computing, and the design and evaluation of technologies that reclaim the agency of underserved groups, build community resilience, and fortify social movements.
Previously, I worked as a Software Engineering Intern at Facebook on the Volunteering and Community Help Team. Don't hesitate to book a chat, email, or DM me.
Bridging Action Frames: Instagram Infographics in U.S. Ethnic Movements
Darya Kaviani, Niloufar Salehi
ACM CSCW 2022
A mobile application that streamlines contacting elected officials to with the intention of making civic involvement accessible and effortless. Includes a Template Library, a find my representatives map, and robust email automation.