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HELLO! I'M AKEIYLAH.

I am on the verge of completing my PhD in Human-Centered Design and Engineering at the University of Washington. I am advised by the spectacular Julie Kientz. Right now, I'm also working as a Student Researcher at Google. I'm on the job market! Please reach out if you think I'd be a good fit for a qualitative UX Research or Research Scientist role.

 

I'm skilled in meaningfully capturing customer perspectives that inform design, leveraging the work of others to broaden research impact, and working cross-functionally to diversify the knowledge I bring to projects. My PhD research explores how we can make health technologies culturally safe and relevant, to improve disparities in health outcomes and access. I'm excited to have engaged community perspectives to support parents tracking their child's development in this space. I've previously worked as a design researcher intern for Microsoft's Azure Cloud Services and as a user experience researcher at Esri.

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PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

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FEATURE GENERATION: Generative AI for
Health Equity

Student Researcher @ Google 2023 - 2024

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DESIGN CONCEPT VALIDATION: Getting Started with Azure

UX Research Intern @ Microsoft 2022

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USABILITY EVALUATION OF A MAPPING MOBILE APP

UX Research Intern @ Esri 2021

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ON-BOARDING REDESIGN FOR CITIZEN SCIENCE GAME

Undergraduate Research Assistant @ UC Merced

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MOBILE APP DESIGN FOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS SUSTAINABILITY

UX Research Lead @ UC Merced

Check out my research publications in child development, parenting, and family support!

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EDUCATION

September 2019

PH.D. HUMAN-CENTERED DESIGN AND ENGINEERING | UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

September 2019 - May 2022

M.S. HUMAN-CENTERED DESIGN AND ENGINEERING | UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

August 2016 - May 2019

B.S. COGNITIVE SCIENCE | UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, MERCED

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