About

Passion. Experience. Diligence.

History

Sanjeet Das and Youjin Lee met while studying at Northwestern University, one of the most elite and selective colleges in the country. Das focused on product and service design and Lee specialized in marketing and law. We found that their individual fields complemented each other’s in surprising, and what turned out to be inseparable, ways. Design was changing the world and vice versa. This made them eager to cultivate their own organization, one that would effectively intersect their expertise with their respective interests. They believe that what drives a design and what makes a creative business thrive is the passion that drives it. Choosing to specialize in a field means that you are completely devoted to it; that you will protect it as if it were your own. That is the energy that sets them apart.

Segal Professional Bridge opened its doors in 2011. Since then, SPB has facilitated the success of countless and worked with various companies to establish relationships that will last beyond a student's time at Northwestern. In 2015 they brought on several mentors to work with Northwestern graduate and undergraduate students. Our mentors bring an exceptional level of enthusiasm, dedication, and nuanced perspective that makes SPB the holistic solution for creative students.

 

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We at Segal Professional Bridge know that finding the right professional to mentor you is a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s why we offer consultations to walk you through your needs, the scope of your goals, and your budget.

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Members

 
 
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PRESIDENT

Enes Umur Gokcek

Hometown: Istanbul, Turkey

I would like to solve today's human problems with analytical and aesthetic solutions to make the life easier for the future. Therefore, I am right now studying Engineering Design & Innovation at Northwestern University to improve myself for big challenges.

Education

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
Master of Science, Engineering Design & Innovation, 2019

ISTANBUL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, 2016

 
 

 
 
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TREASURER

David Jacob

Hometown: Cherry Hill, NJ

A bioengineering grad with a passion for efficient and empowering design. I am eager to gain an understanding of the world around me through the problems of people. I hope to tackle wicked problems that we face with enjoyable and productive solutions.

Education

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
Master of Science, Engineering Design & Innovation, 2018

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH
Bachelor of Science, Bioengineering & Biomedical Engineering, 2017

 
 

 
 
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MARKETING COORDINATOR

Betty Yu

Hometown: Johns Creek, Georgia

I love seeing the impact design has on the world whether it's through marketing or new trends in technology. I find that even the most complex ideas can be solved with the simplest yet most thoughtful designs. I hope my future includes becoming a patent lawyer and working in the marketing and advertising field. 

Education

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
Bachelor of Science, Psychology, 2019

 
 

 
 
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INDUSTRY RELATIONS COORDINATORS

Colin Brown

Hometown: Healdsburg, California

I am inspired by the capacity of product design to responsibly improve quality of life, inspire visceral experiences, and provide a platform for connection. I recognize the innovative potential of interdisciplinary design teams, which I look forward to cultivating through SPB.

Education

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
Master of Science, Engineering Design & Innovation, 2018

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, 2014

 
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Lydia Davison

Hometown: Puyallup, Washington

I want to create designs that empower others and improve their lives through blending my background in human-computer interaction with my interest in product design.  I am particularly interested in education and accessibility and I plan to create more effective, encouraging learning environment through design, in order to help everyone reach their fullest potential.

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
Master of Science, Engineering Design & Innovation, 2018

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
Bachelor of Science, Human Centered Design & Engineering, 2017

 
 

 
 
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MENTORSHIP COORDINATOR

Jasmine Kim

Hometown: Dallas, TX

As a researcher and designer, I would like to impact the fast revolving technological society with sustainable and affordable product solutions. I also want to focus on human-centered designs that could provide an equally cherishing environment for everyone despite age and disabilities. 

Education

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
Master of Science, Engineering Design & Innovation, 2018

SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY
Bachelor of Science, Physics and Applied Mathematics, 2017

 
 

 
 
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White SPACE DESIGN CHALLENGE COORDINATOR 

Kira Furuichi

Hometown: Los Angeles, California

I am passionate about inclusive design, computers, and social good. Let's combine the three and make the world a better, and more well-designed, place.

Education

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
Bachelor of Science, Computer Science and Sociology, 2019

 

 
 
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Emma kumer

Hometown: Brookfield, Wisconsin

My name is Emma Kumer and I'm obsessed with all things graphic design... whether it be reciting Adobe shortcuts or identifying fonts based off appearance!! When I'm not on my laptop (rare), I enjoy creative writing and marathon running.

Education

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
Bachelor of Science, Journalism, 2020