Sayeh Dastgheib-Beheshti, IDSA
Founder & Principal | SAYEH.ca
Vice Chair, IDSA Syracuse Chapter | 2020-2021
Sayeh Dastgheib-Beheshti, IDSA is the founder and principal of SAYEH.ca since 2002, providing design and consultation services on a diverse range of products. Her previous industry experience includes automotive interiors, aerospace interiors, and consumer products.
With over 15 years of teaching experience in higher education, her research interest is focused on sustainability. She explores the intersection of product design, systems thinking, and ecological economics to create critical pedagogy for design education.
Dastgheib-Beheshti holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial design from Art Centre College of Design in Switzerland and a master’s degree in environmental studies from York University in Canada. In addition to her IDSA professional membership, she isa member of the Sustainable Consumption Research Action Initiative (SCORAI), Design Research Society (DRS), and Canadian Society for Ecological Economics (CANSEE).
Her role as Toronto Vice Chair of the IDSA Syracuse chapter is to assist the Chair in member engagement and expanding membership in the greater Toronto area.