Kara DeFrias

From working on the World Cup press operations team to producing TEDx events around the globe, if there’s a large, complex live event with 1,000 moving parts, you can bet Kara will be there in the center of it all directing traffic. Fun fact: As Community Relations Manager for San Diego’s professional football team, she wore the mascot costume. Once.

Kara also worked in President Obama’s Administration on two different occasions. The first time her role was reimagining the relationship between the government and the people from a technology and human centered design perspective. More recently, she worked as Director of Experience Design for Vice President Biden at the White House.

In her free time, Kara guest lectures at University of California San Diego STEM Academy for high school girls and continues on a never-ending search for the perfect cheese.

Principal Designer