Vidisha Agarwalla



As a researcher and designer on Civilla’s child welfare team, Vidisha Agarwalla works to deliver better outcomes for staff, children, and families through improvements to Michigan’s child welfare technology.

She brings a deep expertise in designing for communities in need—joining from The Center for Social Design at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), where her work focused on better supporting vulnerable communities across the state. Vidisha also worked as a product designer at Bempu Health, an organization funded by the Gates Foundation and USAID, where her team designed critical health resources for children in low income and underserved communities.

Vidisha previously served as a service design fellow for the Mayor’s Office in Baltimore.

She graduated with a MA in Social Design from MICA and earned her bachelor’s degree in product design from the National Institute of Fashion Technology in India.

Outside of work, Vidisha’s busy busting moves—she’s a professional dancer experienced in 9 different dance forms.