Our team

“We couldn’t be more different, except for our shared values. And that makes working together enjoyable.”

David Baggeroer

David Baggeroer

Dave hails from Boston and Cape Cod but since then has lived in San Diego, Chicago, Seattle and San Francisco. Impressively, he can still drop his R’s at a moment’s notice.

Dave’s earliest lessons in design came through countless hours with Legos and Lincoln Logs, model trains and Matchbox cars. Dave is convinced that when we played as kids we were already thinking like designers. As kids, we’re not afraid to pick up some paint and express ourselves with our art. On the playground and in the sandbox our imagination is limitless. We instinctively build to think, love to play pretend, and aren’t afraid to learn by messing things up a bit. But somewhere along the path to adulthood we lose our creative confidence in the land of cubicles and Powerpoint.

Dave works hard to maintain the creative footing we all had as kids. He is still learning by doing, playing pretend and messing things up. While a graduate student in Stanford’s Joint Program in Design, Dave’s work focused on mobility and sustainability and included the design and fabrication of award-winning bicycle handlebars, sustainable running shoes and a drive-by-wire electric vehicle. As a research assistant with the Dynamic Design Lab he worked on future car concepts with funding from Nissan Motors and the Ford Foundation. He taught others how to build to think while teaching design and manufacturing at Stanford’s Product Realization Lab.

Before graduate school Dave worked as a management consultant, software product manager, technology researcher, and entrepreneur. He started his first company as a sophomore in college and sold it before he graduated. He has degrees in engineering, business and design from Northwestern University and Stanford University. He studied studio art at the Gage Academy of Art. Dave’s design work has been recognized by Volvo, BusinessWeek, International Forum Design, The James Dyson Foundation, and the Industrial Designers Society of America.

You can check out his most recent work at http://BlockChalk.com and http://FairSpin.org.


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Who’s here in 2016-2017

Our Broader Network

These superstars have been a part of our teaching teams, fellows, staff or founding team. They continue to do amazing work at Stanford and in the world.

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  • Adam French
  • Alex Kazaks
  • Alex Ko
  • Amal Aziz
  • Anja Svetina-Nabergoj
  • Anne Fletcher
  • Anne Gibbon
  • Barry Katz
  • Ben Grossman-Kahn
  • Brett Westervelt
  • Brian Witlin
  • Brit D'Arbeloff
  • Caitria O'Neill
  • Carly Geehr
  • Carol Winograd
  • Caroline O'Connor
  • Carr Wilkerson
  • Charlie Ellinger
  • Claudia Kotchka
  • Colter Leyes
  • Corey Ford
  • Corina Yen
  • Dan Bomze
  • Daniel Steinbock
  • David Klaus
  • Elizabeth Gerber
  • Emily Ma
  • Enrique Allen
  • Erica Estrada
  • Erika Basu
  • Erin Liman
  • Eugene Korsunskiy
  • Evelyn Huang
  • Fred Leichter
  • Gayle Curtis
  • Guido Kovalskys
  • James Monsees
  • Jason Chua
  • Jason Conroy
  • Jenny Stefanotti
  • Jim Ratcliffe
  • Joe Brown
  • Joel Sadler
  • Jofish Kaye
  • John Keefe
  • John Kembel
  • John Lilly
  • Jules Sherman
  • Kerry O’Connor
  • Kim Jacobson
  • Kim Saxe
  • Kris Woyzbun
  • Krista Donaldson
  • Larry Leifer
  • Lia Siebert
  • Lochlann Jain
  • Maryanna Rogers
  • Matt Haney
  • Maureen Caroll
  • Meg Lee
  • Mel Lee
  • Micah Lande
  • Michael Shanks
  • Mike Levinthal
  • Molly Wilson
  • Nat Woyzbun
  • Neema Moraveji
  • Nitzan Waisberg
  • Olga Trusova
  • Peter Rubin
  • Peter Sims
  • Purin Phanichphant
  • Rich Crandall
  • Sandy Speicher
  • Scott Klemmer
  • Susan Hosking-Ramos
  • Tammy Goodall
  • Taylor Cone
  • Uri Geva
  • Wendy Ju
  • Yusuke Miyashita