UX Research Mentors

Our mentors usually have a 60 day rolling availability. If you don't find any available slots, it means their slots are already booked. New slots open up every week, so please revisit their schedule to book one. Thank you!
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Alberto Farkas Kok

UX Researcher, WhatsApp

Based in London, Alberto is a UX researcher at Facebook, working on WhatsApp. He started his career in market research, spending several years at a CPG company before transitioning to UX research, where he held different positions at Twitter and Agoda. In this journey he acquired a wide international experience, living in 4 different countries and leading research projects across all continents (except Antarctica : ) ) He’s happy to chat about building an international career, managing global projects, transition from market research to UX, resume reviews and interview guidance.
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Alex Carey

UX Researcher, Google

Alex is a UX researcher with a background in communication studies. Before UX, She worked in marketing before transitioning to UX through a masters degree. She currently works on Google's core data products, which means that the products she works with are a bit more technical than perhaps the average UXR role. She mentors others about research methods, resume/portfolio tips, interviewing, and general day in the life as a UXR questions!
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Alexandra Mack

Principal Researcher/UX Lead, Ad Hoc

Alex is a Principal Researcher and UX Lead at Ad Hoc LLC, a firm that creates digital services for government agencies. Prior to that she was one of the first anthropologists hired at Pitney Bowes, where she established developed a program of work practice research and designed end to end client experiences, working closely with internal stakeholders to orchestrate the execution of new ideas and processes. She is also an Entrepreneur in Residence with Yale’s Office of Cooperative Research, where she mentors student venture teams and advise faculty innovators looking to translate technologies into businesses.
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Alice Ruddigkeit

UX Researcher, TIER Mobility

Alice is a UX Researcher at TIER Mobility, Europe's leading company for shared micro-mobility. In previous roles, she worked with known brands in ride-hail, e-commerce, digital education, B2B productivity, and fin-tech. She also has experience in mentoring aspiring UX Researchers through their first portfolio projects. Alice can help you with advise on study design, recruiting participants from various segments, research OPs or internal processes, and best practises in insight reporting.
Schedule a call.

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Amy Bergsieker

UX Researcher, Facebook

Amy is a UX Researcher at Facebook and previously worked at companies like Amazon and Tektronix. She has experience working on both hardware and software. She advises on portfolio creation and interviewing.
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Anna-Marie Panlilio

UX Researcher, Instagram

Anna-Marie is a qualitative researcher with a background in journalism, the performing arts, and multiple career transitions. She specializes in hustling research and asking the right questions to help unblock and inspire product teams. Her previous experience includes research at Facebook, VMware, IBM, Williams-Sonoma, and Code for America. She has helped many mentees unlock new approaches to identifying and solving their problems and navigate a UX career.
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Anuj Tewari

Research Manager, Facebook

Anuj leads research on Messenger Business. As an engineer turned UX Researcher with a background in Human Computer Interaction, AI/ML and Education, Anuj is passionate about complex data, business and analytics problems. Before Facebook, Anuj led the Sales Cloud research team at Salesforce. He was also one of the founding members of the research team at Uber, where he built the internal tools and the self-driving cars research teams.
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Anya Zeitlin

UX Researcher, WhatsApp

Anya is a UX researcher in WhatsApp in London. Before joining WhatsApp she worked in digital health and emerging markets. She has a background in HCI and Anthropology. She’d love to talk about: Getting started in UX research, UX for good, agency/in-house/startup experiences, interview preparation, CV feedback.
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Aona Yang

Sr. UX Researcher, Google

Hi! I am Aona, a Senior UX Researcher at Google, also a content creator on Youtube and Bilibili (@Aona姐姐), where I make educational videos (in my native language, Mandarin Chinese) about all things UX Research. Previously, I was a UXR at Airbnb and Sumo Logic. I specialize in offering tangible advice and actionable UXR interview tips to early stage UX career pursuers, and help you land your dream job. Having been a big a career switcher (from Performance Art to UX Research) and an international student myself, I can also offer helpful tips to all your career transition and international job seeking questions.
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Archana Vaidyanathan

User Researcher, Hover

Archana is a UX Researcher who transitioned from an international multidisciplinary background in design and business by returning to college and completing two degrees while also having a baby. Currently, she’s a solo and first UX Researcher at HOVER, where she leads user research cross-functionally for various product verticals, builds the research operations, and educates stakeholders about research. She loves to inspire and mentor new/transitioning/solo researchers, plus working moms, on managing work-life and ambiguity.
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Arielle Coambes

UX Research Manager, Mailchimp

Arielle Coambes is a UX Research Manager at Mailchimp. She leads a team of researchers who try to understand the full story of what users are doing and why. Their work informs decisions about what Mailchimp works to build, sunset, and sustain. Arielle holds a Master's degree in Human-Computer Interaction from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelor's degree in Technical Writing from Georgia Southern University.
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Asha Toulmin

Research Manager, CNN

Asha is a Research Manager at CNN. She worked at Google for several years in a variety of roles (Sales, Operations, Business Strategy) until she fell in love with UX Research. After working on a few UX Research side projects Asha went back to school for her Master's in Human Computer Interaction and has worked full time as a UXR at Google and Airbnb in addition to her current role. She is happy to chat high level career strategy, transition, fulfillment as well as give tactical feedback on resume, portfolio or interview prep.
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Ashlee Edwards

Sr. Product Researcher, Netflix

Ashlee Edwards is a Senior Product Researcher at Netflix leading research efforts for the globalization and international growth teams. While at Instagram, her work focused on growing and engaging Instagrams user base, crafting a safe and comfortable space for teens on the platform, and understanding international markets. Prior to working in industry, Ashlee’s research centered around understanding engagement and frustration with search systems and interactive information retrieval.
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Becca Hare

Research and Product Design Manager, The Wing

Becca has been in UX Research for 10 years at some of world's leading consumer technology companies. Currently she's leading research and product design at The Wing and prior to that has worked at Morgan Stanley, Facebook, Microsoft, Foursquare, and a few other startups in between. Becca mentors folks in UX on career growth, strategic research, resume and portfolio review, interview skills, and making the transition from academia to UX.
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Bin Xu

UX Researcher, Amazon

Bin is joining Amazon Web Service as an Emerging Trends researcher who will study and define the next big thing in Cloud Computing. Before AWS, Bin worked at Facebook as the research POC and one of the founding members for Facebook Dating where he led both qual and quant research to push the product from ideation to global launch. He is passionate about evolving UX research philosophy, methods, and tools for 0-1 products and new businesses. Bin has HCI background focused on Alternative Design Space.
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Capri Burrell

Staff UX Researcher, WhatsApp

Hello! I am primarily a qualitative researcher with a background in Anthropology and >10 years of industry experience, mostly in big tech. I'm passionate about the democratization of technology and research focused on people new to the internet.
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Cathy Tran

UX Researcher, Freelance

Cathy is a UX Researcher who works on physical and digital products for kids, families and teachers including at Osmo, Sago Mini, and Scholastic. Her background is in education and journalism. She loves sharing knowledge and is currently teaming up with friends to craft a designing for kids toolkit for the community. She's happy to chat about working with kids, building UX research processes at a startup, integrating research into company culture, and creative and strategic deliverables.
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Charu Mehra

Senior UX Researcher, UserTesting

Charu is a Senior UX Researcher on the Product team at UserTesting. Her background is in HCI, and she focuses primarily on feature areas that are at the intersection of ML and design. She'd love to chat about: career development, switching roles, consulting vs. in-house research, being a woman in tech, communicating impact, or research democratization.
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Christina Pappas

Senior UX Researcher, AnswerLab

Christina is a Sr. UX Researcher/Team Lead at AnswerLab, a full-service user experience research agency. She also teaches Human-Centered Design and UX Strategy to adult learners through UC Berkeley Extension. Her background is in data analytics and she has an MBA – an unusual background for a UX researcher, but one that’s worked well for her! She’d be happy to talk about breaking into UX, mixed-methods approaches, agency lifestyles, and the intersection of business and human-centered design – and she’s always glad for the chance to geek out over the latest UX books, podcasts, and articles.
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Connie Maratea

UX Researcher, Facebook

Connie is a researcher at Facebook in San Francisco working on Instagram Direct. She has worked at small consulting firms and in-house at large companies, including Walmart eCommerce and Salesforce. She advises on career transitions, resume reviews, interviewing, research design, and managing stakeholders.
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Cordelia Hyland

Senior Experience Researcher, Thumbtack

Cordelia is a Senior Experience Researcher at Thumbtack, a local services marketplace that connects customers who need to get things done with local, skilled professionals who can help. Before Thumbtack, she was the sole researcher at Good Eggs, an online grocery delivery service. You can talk to Cordelia about establishing and scaling a research function, scrappy research methods, starting out in UXR, and being the first or only researcher in an organization.
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Craig Strauss

UX Researcher, Venmo

Craig is a UX researcher based in New York working at Venmo. A Boston University alumni, he got his start in the world of international relations and finance and then switched to user research and never looked back. He’s discover and launch the Venmo debit and credit cards, while continuing to explore and iterate on the product. I'm here to help mentor and guide those interested and doing UX research.
Schedule a call.

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Cydelle Zuzarte

UX Researcher, Swiggy

Cydelle is a user researcher currently working at Swiggy, India's largest food ordering & delivery platform. Her experience comes from her diverse portfolio, which includes working at companies like Hike (popular messaging startups in India) to various consulting firms. With a prior background of Industrial design, she can advise on breaking into the role of a UX Researcher. She would also love to listen and chat on: switching from agency research to in-house UXR, qualitative research methods, planning and executing research, collaborating with cross-functional teams and building value for research across the organisation. She would love to help on anything research or work related! :)
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Daphne Liang

Sr. UX Researcher, Facebook AR/VR

Daphne is a lead UX researcher for several consumer augmented reality pillars within Facebook AR Products. Prior to Facebook, she received her Master’s in Human Computer Interaction from University of Washington where she also spent her time working with NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory on improving uplink efficiency for the upcoming Europa Clipper mission. Her interest in technical domains stems from starting her research career in developer tooling software and eventually leading to consulting with early stage tech startups. She’s happy to chat about landing your first or next job, ramping up career progression, navigating small to large organizations, research methodologies, and general experience sharing.
Schedule a call.

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David Choi

UX Research Manager, Quora

David is a User Research Manager at Quora. He began his UX research career at Google, where he served as lead researcher for Gmail. He has also worked as a lead user experience researcher at Facebook and Nextdoor. His background is in Human Computer Interaction. He advises on interviewing, resumes, hiring, UX research methodology, and career development.
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David McGaw

Design Strategy Lead, Google

David helps envision and shape new products and services. At Google, he works on a strategy and innovation team, focusing on the 3–5 year vision for future user experiences. Previously, he’s been a graphic designer, management consultant, and design manager—but honestly never expected he’d end up in UX. Ask him about design strategy and UX research, and for advice on changing career paths, interviewing, portfolio development, and finding a good fit with a cross-functional team.
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Eddie James

Lead UX Researcher, Calendly

Eddie has over 20 years experience in UX and research. I've lead research efforts at Comcast, Vanguard, Cox Automotive/Manheim, and currently, Calendly. Eddie approaches these sessions as time to listen to your story, pinpoint exactly where you've been and where you want to go, identify your strengths and gaps, and offer a short list of next steps to get you moving on to a career and not just your next job.
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Elsa Ho

Sr. UX Researcher, DoorDash

With 8 years of experience in customer experience, Elsa worked in tech firms (Facebook, Uber, Microsoft), strategy consultancies, and healthcare non-profit. She worked in multiple countries including US, Singapore, Japan, Taiwan, China, and Canada. She is an active mentor and writer outside of work.
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Emily Privot McNamara

Sr. UX Researcher, Amazon Lab126

My career began with research in a neuropsychology lab, pivoted towards design in architecture firms, honed into design strategy and returned to a new iteration of research. Because of my broad experience, I’m comfortable and confident working with both blue sky creatives and hard core engineers. My approach is rigorous, thoughtful, focused and passionate. My interest is in exploring possibilities, rather than problem-solving — specifically framing challenges around people’s behaviors and interests to identify opportunities. Most of my experience has been in hardware, with specific interests in health/wellness and the older adult population.
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Evan Dawson

UX Researcher, Robinhood

Evan is a mixed methods UX Researcher, currently leading foundational, iterative, and evaluative research on investing products at Robinhood. Prior to UX, she was an academic conducting experimental research toward the development of a science-based model of interviewing and interrogation for the FBI. Evan can help you with UX career growth, resume and portfolio reviews, prepping for job interviews, and upskilling on methods.
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Grace Sun

Senior UX Researcher, Upwork

Grace is currently leading the research effort for acquisition and onboarding experiences at Upwork. She is passionate about helping researchers be more effective in creating impactful and actionable insights. She would love to listen and advise on: research methods, resume and portfolio feedback, career development, stakeholder relationships, and honestly anything Research or UX related!
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Irene Rae

UX Research Lead, Google

Irene leads the UX Design and Research team for Core Data Systems at Google. Prior to that, she worked as a Design Researcher at Microsoft on the Data Platforms team. Her background is in Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Science, and Industrial Design. Key areas where she offers mentorship include: career development, finding success as the only UX researcher on a team, and doing UX in technically complex domains.
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Jamie McPike

UX Researcher, Instagram

Currently on leave till April 2021. I'm a UX Researcher at Instagram in New York. I’m happy to speak about transitioning from academia into UX research; qualitative UX research methods; international research; how I apply the skills I gained during my PhD in my UX work; navigating the UX job market; and a day in the life of a UX researcher.
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Jane Davis

Head of UX Research & Content Design, Zapier

Jane is the Head of UX Research and Content Design for Zapier, having previously led research teams at Dropbox and BitTorrent. She accidentally became a researcher while attempting to become a librarian. She can advise on effective interviewing, transitioning from IC to management, team leadership, creating business impact with research, scaling research impact, and researching in growth organizations.
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Janelle Ward

UX Research Manager, Mendix

Janelle manages UX research at Mendix, a low-code software development platform based in The Netherlands. She has a background in psychology and digital communication and spent a decade as an assistant professor before moving to UX. Whatever the professional setting, Janelle's passion has always been to understand (through research) and champion (through advocacy) the user's perspective. She advises on transitioning from academic to UX, job application and interviewing techniques, women in tech, managing stakeholders, and work-life balance.
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Janice Wong

Senior UX Researcher, Amazon

Janice is a senior design researcher at Amazon’s UX Lab in San Francisco. Previously, she's worked as a graphic designer, innovation consultant, and adjunct instructor. As a former recruiting lead for Doblin Canada and prone to extensive job searches herself, ask Janice about networking, interviewing, building your portfolio, or honing how you might talk about your craft with others (UX and non-UX audiences).
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Jared Ramsburg

Senior UX Researcher, Quora

I am a cognitive scientist, senior user experience researcher, and analyst with a strong academic and practical background in research methodology, techniques, and statistics. I've worked for Facebook, Google, and Quora as a full-time UX researcher. I'm happy to discuss the field of UX and life in silicon valley.
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Jennifer Trich Kremer

Senior UX Researcher, Cigna

Jennifer is a senior user researcher at Cigna with a background in human factors/psychology. She has worked within the healthcare space for over 10 years (Anthem and Cigna) as well as at IBM, Hewitt/AON, Trilogy, and as a professor at Penn State Erie. She is experienced in quantitative and qualitative research approaches, benchmarking and analytics. She has also worked in applied and traditional research environments. She mentors others about research methodologies, resume/portfolio tips, interviewing, using data to make decisions and day to day questions on the life of a user researcher.
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Jerica Copeny

Senior UX Researcher, NWEA

Jerica works at a not for profit NWEA as Sr. User Experience Researcher. She has six years experience conducting customer focused qualitative and quantitative analytical research that impacts complex communities and products. In her previous role, Jerica was one of the first data scientists to have worked in a public library in the United States where she utilized interdisciplinary background in Data Science, HCI. She is happy to provide support in portfolio review, career transition into UX, creating digestible UX documentation for various types of stakeholders, and mentoring people of color and women in tech.
Schedule a call.

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Jess Nichols

User Research Lead, Dovetail

Jess is a research leader, design sprint expert & experience strategist. She has worked at companies such as Twitter, Uber and Deloitte Digital, and previously was a business analyst & UX designer before transitioning to user research. She currently leads user research at the cloud-based user research platform Dovetail. Jess can advice on topics like becoming and being a user researcher, resume reviews & interviewing and collaborating & getting buy-in with stakeholders; as well as sharing her experiences throughout her career.
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Jian Li Zheng

UX Researcher, Airbnb

Jian is a UX researcher at Airbnb. She enjoys research that stitches together the end to end experience, and conducts research on hosts, guests, and customer service agents. Her previous roles include stints in edtech, fintech, a UX research agency, and nonprofits. Her philosophy on mentoring is that learning always happens for both sides. During coffee chats, she's glad to use the time however you'd like on UX topics, skills, career paths, resume review or anything else.
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Jonie Martens

UX Researcher, Instacart

Jonie is a UX Researcher based in San Francisco and currently working at Instacart. Before Instacart she joined Google as a Research Associate. She has a background in Neuroscience and recently made the switch from academics to UX Research. She knows how difficult it can be to start to switch careers and is happy to chat about transitioning into a career in UXR, international job seeking and what it means to be a UX researcher.
Schedule a call.

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Julie Jensen

VP of UX, Frost Bank

Julie has managed UX teams and mentored designers, researchers, writers, product owners and data scientists at various companies including Amazon, Microsoft, Capital One, USAA, and Frost Bank. She can help mentees gain confidence, showcase their expertise, and untangle organizational politics to help them prosper throughout their careers. She enjoys helping people recognize -- and then wreck -- the mental ruts where they may find themselves stuck.
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Kassie Chaney

Director of UX Research, Linkedin

Kassie leads research on hiring, jobseeking and learning products. With a background in psychology and sociology, Kassie took a meandering path to UX. She previously worked in education policy analysis and market research. She's worked across consumer and enterprise research businesses and is passionate about how to scale in-house corporate research. Kassie would love to talk about: getting started or pivoting into UXR, people management path, and interview prep or LinkedIn profile review. Kassie is exclusively accepting mentees who are people of color.
Schedule through Solidarity Google Calendar.

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Kendall Avery

UX Researcher, Uber

Kendall recently joined Uber as a UX Researcher in April. Prior to Uber, she worked at SAP Concur, conducting research on enterprise business software for spend management. Kendall graduated with her BS in Human Centered Design & Engineering at the University of Washington in 2016. She can advise on the transition between academia and industry, remote research techniques, stakeholder management, general UXR topics, and also share her journey as a Designer & Product Manager before eventually landing her dream role as a Researcher.
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Kerwell Liao

Senior UX Researcher, Google

Kerwell's background in information science led him to Google, where he's worked on Search, Identity, and presently, YouTube. He loves learning about new domains, understanding complex systems, and unifying teams through research. Feel free to get in touch to chat about what it's like to be a UXR, applying research to product development, UX career advice, or any other topics that come to mind!
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Krisha Maclang

Senior UX Researcher, Realtor.com

Krisha's path to UX research was not a straight-forward one. With a career spanning 3 countries, she transitioned to UX research from advertising/marketing/communications after graduating from her Master's program in Digital Media. She is a mixed-methods UX researcher who has conducted research for finance, video games, augmented reality, virtual reality, and real estate. You can talk to Krisha about transitioning to UXR from a different field, being a lone researcher, establishing UX research at a company, everyday life as a UXR, and general advice about UX research.
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Krystle Young

Senior UX Researcher, Tubi

Krystle is a Senior UX researcher in SF and has led designs for ridesharing apps and streaming TV and movies with Uber, Disney, and Tubi TV. She started out her career with a master's in HCID and bachelor's in Psychology and Social Behavior. She has experience working on e-commerce, healthcare, and internal tools. She geeks out hardcore on all things design and pop culture related and does UX design and writing for funsies in her spare time (which always seems to be in short supply!). She would love to chat about pro tips for planning and executing research, UX strategy, evangelizing UXR values and impact, ethics in tech, cross cultural learnings, career growth, and scaling up teams across organizations big and small.
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Lade Tawak

UX Researcher, Tusen Consulting Nigeria

I describe my work as building and improving people, products, experiences, and businesses. I'm an Experience & Service Designer using research, strategy, and facilitation skills to help businesses better understand people and problems so they can create useful and usable products and services as well as delightful experiences. I'm also a Career Coach, helping people figure out and achieve their career and life goals through action based coaching.
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Laith Ulaby

Director of User Research, Udemy

Laith has an academic background in Ethnography and has been working in applied settings for ten years at a range of different organizations. He loves talking about Human Centered Design, Inclusive Design, career building, and thinking about how to mix and combine data. He currently leads the UX Research and Market Research team at Udemy and teaches at UC Berkeley.
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Leona Dondi

Senior Product Researcher, Netflix

I have a background in Experimental Social & Personality Psychology (studied implicit racial bias) and transitioned into UX 7 years ago after working in market research for 2 years. I have worked at Google's X - The Moonshot Factory, JP Morgan Chase, Dropbox, and currently at Netflix where I lead growth research for our global partnerships and payments. I can advise on transitioning to UX from academia, mixed methods research approaches for broad strategic impact, and doing global growth research.
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Lindsey Latiolais

Sr. UX Researcher, Neighborhoods.com

Lindsey Latiolais is a Sr. UX Researcher in Chicago, but has worked all over the country, and the world! She's kicked around a few different companies and industries, and worked on teams big and small; she's currently playing with how to deliver results with the biggest impact to stakeholders. She can advise on research planning and executing, working with designers or other stakeholders (or helping others work with researchers!), as well as job hunting stuff (interviews, portfolios, etc.).
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Lisa Clift

UX Researcher, Google

Lisa is a qualitative user experience researcher with a background in psychology. At Google, she’s worked on building the right solutions for video game developers to design and optimize their games for streaming platforms. Key areas where she offers mentorship include: career development, resume review, unconventional paths into UXR, working in the tech industry, and women in tech.
Schedule a call.

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Livia Brown

Senior UX Researcher, Indeed

Livia is a Senior UX Researcher currently at Indeed, where she focuses on research around small-to-medium businesses. Her experience in UX has included both in-house and research agency work. She switched from a content strategy career to UX, and has her Master's in Human Centered Design and Engineering from the University of Washington. Livia loves chatting about career switching, breaking into the industry, getting stakeholder buy-in, and anything else UXR-related!
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Loi Sessions Goulet

Head of User Research, Buoy Health

Loi is the Head of User Research at Buoy Health, a healthcare startup. Previously, Loi led the Research team at Tripadvisor, having established the research function as a team of one. Prior to Tripadvisor, she worked at Facebook as a UX Researcher and Research Manager. With a PhD in Communication, her background is in the social network implications of new media use. She's happy to help those interested in chatting about establishing and scaling a research function, the switch from academia to industry, and/or being a woman (and parent!) in tech.
Schedule a call.

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Mark Schurgin

UX Researcher, Google

Mark leads research on several consumer products at Google Health. Before Google, he obtained his PhD in Psychological & Brain Sciences from Johns Hopkins University. With a mixed methods background and 13+ years of experience in academic, clinical and industry settings, he is happy to provide mentorship on areas such as research methods, transitioning from academia, working in tech, resume review, interviewing, and communication strategies.
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Marta Ponte Fissgus

UX Researcher, WhatsApp

I'm a qualitative UX researcher with a background in design. I’m currently with the Integrity team at WhatsApp in London. Previously I worked at Uber as part of the global research team, where I focused on international research for the driver app. Areas: getting started with UX research career, navigating the job search, resume review, interview prep, international research, and research planning and execution.
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Melissa Weintraub

UX Researcher, Google

Melissa is a UX Researcher, currently focusing on Google's collaboration tools. After graduating from University of Michigan's School of Information, she spent time in Israel and Germany, expanding her interest in tech & culture. Melissa would love to share her tips for breaking into the industry and provide resume and interview support.
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Michael Kronthal

Head of Research, Lime

I can offer my learnings from over 15 years of Research leadership and Researcher management experience at Lime, Uber, Twitter, and Yahoo!. I have coached and mentored Researchers at various levels with diverse backgrounds, formal training, and career goals. In addition to my experience as a Researcher and Manager, I have led teams through significant change, including several lay-offs and restructurings. I’d like to share the wisdom I believe I have accumulated through these experiences with others who may be seeking help and support during this challenging time.
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Mikki Phan

UX Research Lead, Google

Mikki leads the hardware research team for all of Google Nest smart home/Wi-Fi connected products. She has 10+ years of experience leading both qualitative and quantitative research in the consumer and enterprise space; and has conducted research in various domains e.g., machine learning, analytics, vision, aging, and video games. Mikki has an experimental psychology and human factors educational background. Some of the key areas Mikki is passionate in coaching others are career development, work-life balance, emotional intelligence, building technical skills, communicating impact, and women in tech.
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Minal Jain

Senior UX Researcher, Uber Eats

Minal works as a Sr. User Experience Researcher at Uber in San Francisco. She leads global research for delivery drivers on the Uber Eats platform. She started with Uber 4 years ago with a focus on growth of Uber's rides business in India and later moved on to exploring how Uber can be made accessible to riders in all emerging markets. She has an educational background in HCI and has worked with companies like Samsung and IBM Research in the past. She’d love to chat about topics like international research, research methods, managing stakeholders or career growth topics like starting out in UX research, moving geographies, interviews prep.
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Mrudula Sreekanth

COO & Head of UX Research, PeepalDesign

Mrudula is a UX Researcher with over 15 years of industry experience. She has worked in large product companies like SAP, Samsung and Oracle and now heads the research team in a boutique consulting firm in Bangalore called PeepalDesign. She has been leading and managing a team of about 10 researchers. She would be happy to mentor anything about UX Research - Leading and conducting multi-location research projects, Client servicing, Managing a team of researchers or anything else that you want to know.
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Muzayun Mukhtar

Product Research Lead, Google

Based in India, Muzayun is a product research lead at Google, passionate about technological interventions in complex social problems. She is also an advisor at Google's Launchpad startup accelerator program. With 13+ years of experience, her coaching topics are research leadership, women in tech, ux-ing beyond borders, short and long term career planning.
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Nazreen Nizam

UX Researcher, Booking.com

Nazreen is an Architect turned UX Researcher. She is currently at Booking.com merging her passion for research and travel, and has previously worked at companies like Cognicor and HCL Technologies. She advises on being effective as an embedded researcher, driving and facilitating research culture, for interview mentoring or general day in the life as a UXR questions!
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Nicole VanMeter

UX Researcher, Amazon

Nicole is a User Researcher at Amazon, currently working in the Transportation and Recipient Experience space. Prior to becoming a researcher, she spent 8+ years in advertising before receiving her Master’s in Human Centered Design and Engineering from University of Washington. Reach out to Nicole if you’re considering making a career change to UXR, need tips on your resume or interviews, or just want to share experiences and day-to-day questions.
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Nila Banerjee

UX Researcher, Google

Nila is a UX Researcher at Google in Mountain View, focusing on shaping user experiences of ads on Gmail and Discover. Nila graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a B.S. in Human-Computer Interaction and Cognitive Neuroscience and previously interned at Google, developing ads for Google Maps. Chat with Nila about internships, starting your UX career, entering the UX field without a graduate degree, and research planning!
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Nina Schacht

Qualitative Researcher, NIDOS Academy

Well-trained qualitative researcher, in the business for over 15 years and with a track record of working on the key accounts of some of the largest FMCG players worldwide. Stepped into UX research: As interim manager, Nina lead the UX research department of Germany’s biggest vehicle online marketplace (an ECG company) for 6 months. She built the UX research department for the German e-scooter start-up TIER Mobility from scratch a year later.
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Noam Segal

Director of UX Research, Wealthfront

Noam is an immigrant to the US who moved to Illinois with his wife, a pup and a cat to get his Ph.D. in Psychology. He has worked on teams building things ranging from missile defense systems to next-gen financial tools, including Airbnb, Intercom, and these days Wealthfront as Director of User Research. He is also the founder of UX Quests, a Youtube Channel with information & inspiration for UX professionals! Noam loves mentoring fellow UX professionals about breaking into a UX role, career growth, people management, storytelling, and building a professional brand. He's also a parent of two and might have a couple of pieces of advice on combining work with family life 😉
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Nóra Miklós

UX Researcher, Google

Nora is a UX Researcher at Google in Zurich, Switzerland, with a background in Social Psychology. She first worked as an HR recruiter and then a Business Analyst and started her UX Research career with a few customer interviews and usability tests at an early-stage startup. Today, she enjoys solving complex problems in the YouTube Ads world and constantly learning something new. She is happy to chat about the everyday life as a UX Researcher, applying research in digital product development and starting out in UX.
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Ona Anicello

UX Research & Data Science Manager, Alaska Airlines

Ona has over 20 years of experience working in UX Research. She spent most of her career working for large tech companies; namely Amazon, Microsoft and Facebook. As a UX Research Manager at Alaska Airlines she had built the UX Research practice from ground up. She is active in the UX community serving as President of UXPA Seattle where she plans events, mentors researchers, and speaks at conferences about the future of UX Research discipline. Ona mentors folks on a variety of topics – breaking into the UX Research industry, building portfolios, conducting impactful research, managing UX Research teams, and working with the c-suite.
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Pacha Chen

Staff UX Researcher, Trend Micro, Taiwan

Pacha is a UX researcher who loves to deal with complex and ambiguous questions when it comes to humans. She works on global B2B UX research and specialize in AI, machine learning, IoT, and cybersecurity domains. Pacha is happy to coach others for doing UX research in complex technical domains or B2B environment, or creativity in research.
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Patti Carlson

Director of UX Research, Mailchimp

Patti Carlson has over 15 years of experience in the UX field. With a background in Psychology, she has experienced being a UX Research team of 1, a leader of a a 20-person UX Research team, and everything in between. Patti will enthusiastically dig into topics like breaking into the field, data storytelling, how to maximize your impact and effectiveness as a Researcher, transitioning to leadership roles, ResearchOps, and scaling and democratizing research.
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Paige Bennett

Design Research Manager, Dropbox

Paige Bennett manages the Growth Design Research team at Dropbox. She previously created strategic research projects at Medium. Prior to Medium, she was the first User Researcher at Weight Watchers, where she built out a research practice and team. Paige began her career as a tv news reporter before moving to the Middle East to conduct field research in the Gulf. Paige can advise you on transitioning into a research career, interviewing, portfolio critique, sharing research insights effectively and building international teams.
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Péter Balázs Polgár

UX Manager, Trustpilot

Based in Copenhagen, Peter is a UX manager working at Trustpilot, working with a group of designers and researchers. He believes asking the right questions is often more important than finding the right answers. He would be happy to chat about daily designer routines, user research, figuring out product discovery process and how to build a fulfilling career in UX.
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Praiz Onyehanere

Senior UX Researcher, Interswitch Group Nigeria

Praiz is a UX Researcher at Interswitch Group, Nigeria. She has vast experience working on Fintech products. In the last 18 months, she has worked on over 30 different Fintech products. She also carries out user research for Facebook in Nigeria. She owns a podcast - 10 minutes of UX where she talks about UX in 10 minutes. She is available to chat about user research, career, job hunting, podcasting, portfolio review/case study.
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Priyanka Sharma

UX Researcher, Google

Based in Bangalore, Priyanka is a UX Researcher at Google. She advises on transition from Design/ComputerScience or any other field, research methodologies, stakeholder management and best practices when planning your research. 
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Radhika Bhalla

Head of Research, DoorDash

I am currently the Head of Research at DoorDash. I've also built/led teams at Google and Facebook. I bring a human-centered perspective to all parts of my life, including my career and coaching. So come talk to me about any topic and I promise to actively listen and co-create next steps with you. 
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Samyukta Sherugar

UX Researcher, Facebook

Samyukta is currently at Facebook, conducting research to understand how to balance needs of advertisers & end users. Previously, she was at Google helping uncover the unmet needs of app publishers. 7 years ago, she made a switch to UX research from a development background. She's passionate about helping others figure out similar transitions. Sign up if you'd like to chat about transitioning into a career in UXR, international student job finding woes, anxiety of not landing your first UX job, how to manage upwards as a UXR.
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Sarah Drury

Senior User Researcher, DraftKings

Sarah is a Senior User Researcher at DraftKings, where she leads mixed-methods research for the Daily Fantasy Sports team. Prior to DraftKings, Sarah spent time as a design researcher at Philips Lighting. She first honed her research skills in academic cognitive science labs and made the leap to industry after completing her M.S. in Innovation & Management. She'd love to talk about: learning fundamental UXR skills, cross-team collaboration, research democratization, and working with designers.
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Saurabh Srivastava

UX Researcher, Google

Saurabh Srivastava is a seasoned User-Centered Innovation Manager, Design Strategist and Mixed Method Researcher. Saurabh presently works as Lead Researcher for Google Pay focussing on Growth and Monetization.Over the length of his professional career, Prior to Google, he worked Research Manager in Xerox Research and Research lead in IBM Research. He has played a key role in over 15 user centered innovation technologies, authored 40+ peer-reviewed research publications and holds 15+ filed/granted Patents. He has been named as "Innovators under 35" (MIT TR 35 under 35) by MIT Tech Review for the year 2015.
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Shreya Gupta

Research Manager, Instacart

Shreya Gupta manages and leads the Consumer research team at Instacart. She has a background in Cognitive Neuroscience and Human Computer Interaction and Design. She has over 10+ years experience in research, and taken her knowledge in academia and applied it across multiple products and companies. She would love to chat about what it's like breaking into a UX role, life of a UX Researcher, transitioning into management and overall career growth.
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Talal Barazi

UX Researcher, Facebook

Talal is a UX Researcher with a background in international research. He is currently supporting Ads Measurement products at Facebook. Before Facebook, Talal worked at an international research company where he helped clients conduct research across the world with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa. Sign up if you have questions on research methods, job searching for UX Research roles or switching from the consulting or agency research world to in-house UX Research.
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Tejas Peesapati

UX Research Lead, Google

Tejas focuses on Economic Opportunity within Next Billion Users org at Google where he studies what it means to get people out of poverty and what role can technology play in it. He is passionate about research in developing economies and building sustainable products that enhance lives of underserved populations around the world. He advises on getting started with UX Research career, finding first job, interviewing and career growth/planning.
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Tiffany Y Lin

UX Researcher, Facebook

I’m a mixed-method researcher with a sociology and demography background. I joined Facebook’s video team in 2019. Before Facebook, I spent a few years in the healthcare industry after quitting my PhD program. I’d love to chat about career transitions, resume building, working with your cross-functional partners, doing impactful research, and anything in between!
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Treffyn Koreshoff

UX Researcher, Google

Treffyn’s at Google currently helping other researchers publish their findings to the world. Sign up for a session if you’d like to talk about: creative research deliverables, developer research, freelancing UXR, guerrilla research with no budget, IoT, online identity and trust, participatory design, remote research, research job interviews, switching teams/jobs or video creation.
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Ujala Anis

Research Lead, Alan. France

Ujala is a mixed-method researcher, keen on improving health & development outcomes through technology. These days, she is building the user research practice at Alan, the first digital health insurance in France. She has previously worked for BBC Media Action & the London School of Economics. She mentors others about UX leadership, scaling & democratizing research, and making the transition from academics into UX.
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Victoria Sosik

Director of UX Research, Verizon

Victoria is the Director of UX Research at Verizon, where she works across a wide variety of consumer and business products and experiences. Prior to Verizon, she was at Google for 6 years, spending 5 years growing and managing research teams within Google Maps. She has a PhD in Human-Computer Interaction, and is happy to chat about transitioning from academia to industry, managing teams, research planning, career development, and work-life balance (she also has two young daughters, 18 months apart)!
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Vidushi Pundir

UX Researcher, Make My Trip

Vidushi is a UX Research specialist. Also, a generalist in tech, design, journalism, art, which helps her better advocate user stories. She has an experience of doing research in industry and academia across various geographies ( for TCS Interactive, California; Middlesex University, London; and for Makemytrip and Grofers in India ). She will be happy to discuss the inside-out's of UXR, Storytelling, Portfolios, Internships.
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Yen-Ning Chang

UX Researcher, Google

Yen-Ning is a User Experience Researcher with a background in Journalism and HCI. She currently works at Google with amazing multi-disciplinary teams that deliver Cloud technologies. Previously as a UX Designer and now as a Researcher, Yen-Ning has worked at both small and medium companies and big enterprises. She is passionate about solving complex problems that involve human beings and technology. Her mentor areas include: UX career, experience sharing, resume reviews, and women in tech.
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Yuqian Zhang

UX Researcher, Instagram

I’m a mixed-method UX researcher with a background in developmental psychology. I’m currently with the Growth team at Instagram, focusing on understanding how people represent their identities across the Facebook family of apps. Prior to that, I’ve worked on the Facebook side and helped build an interests discovery product from the ground up. Areas: getting started with UX research career, interview prep, 0-to-1 product research, international research.
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Zoë Glas

UX Researcher, Lyft

Zoë is a UX Researcher at Lyft focusing on Consumer Rentals and she previously worked at Youtube/Google. She switched careers five years ago from wildlife management to UX research. She advises on career switching, what it means to be a UXR and how to become one, preparing for UXR interviews, storytelling and dealing with difficult stakeholders.
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