I am a UX Engineer who just finished my masters in Human-Computer Interaction from University of Maryland. Curently, I work as a UX Developer at Olliv By Coinflip working on their mission to make cryptocurrency accessible to all.
As an engineer, researcher, designer and technology lover, my mission is to use technology and design to work towards social good and tackle complex problems in social media, e-commerce and news media. My Masters thesis, titled "The People's Choice: PAIRing User-Centered Design with Crowdsourcing to Combat Misinformation on TikTok". received the Dr Frank G Burke Graduate Research Award.
Prior to this, I was a Product Design Intern at Soliyarn where I led the project to launch a web portal for the management and visualization of bio-sensing and motion sensing garments. At UMD, I was also a Graduate Design Assistant at the STAMP student union where I worked to deliver over 30 design projects to over 10 clients. In particular, I have worked on redesigning the STAMP website to focus on information hierarchy and event visibility.
Before coming to UMD, I completed my Bachelor's in Computer Science from Stony Brook University and worked as a software and front-end engineer at companies like Vyer Technologies and the New York Yankees.
I'm a builder at my core. Whether it be with code, design, writing or just legos. I also thrive on challenges - I learnt how to solve a Rubik's cube because of a challenge, and it led me to a continental record and a Top 10 world ranking. This is what drives my design process - I love experimenting, countlessly prototyping, researching, and challenging myself till satisfaction.