Design Thinker


"I come from a mechanical engineering and design background. After majoring in Product Design at Stanford, I went on to work at a design & innovation consulting firm for a few years. In my free time, I still teach Product Design students at Stanford’s d.school and moonlight as a freelance design strategist.

At Facebook, I’ve worked on Ads Payments, Games Payments and Messenger. My team recently launched a feature to give people context when others message them for the first time. You can read more about the feature on Tech Crunch. I love that the RPM program provides such a diversity of experience in a short amount of time. Changing teams and working on different products every few months means I’m always learning something new, and meeting new people!"

— Shilpa Sarkar, 2014 RPM