hi, kamusta 👋🏽


My name is Karen and I’m an interaction designer and researcher. I am graduating May 2021 with a Master’s in Interaction Design from Carnegie Mellon University. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Linguistics with a minor in French from Boston University.

Prior to CMU, I spent five years with the education & workforce nonprofit Boston PIC where I was the Design Specialist & Executive Team Manager. In my role, I led a range of design projects from creating policy advocacy materials to launching an online application. I also developed key leadership skills such as managing the Board of Directors and orchestrating annual events with 400+ guests.

My lens as a first-generation immigrant informs the perspective I bring to my design practice. I see design as a vehicle for me to help shape the future in a way that looks, sounds, and feels more diverse and more equitable.

Awards
Selected Professions Fellow / 2019 - 2020 / American Association of University Women (related article) Community Fellow / 2017 - 2018 / Institute for Nonprofit Practice and Tufts University
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