The Bentley HFID program boasts a diverse and majority-female student body. I know that this is not typically the case within the UX profession, let alone the technology industry in which it is often immersed. As a woman, and especially as a half-Latina woman, I represent a strong voice and an important and under-represented perspective. Diversity allows UX professionals to better identify, understand, and solve usability challenges, and I am passionate about lending my voice to user advocacy. I believe in learning from peers, and look forward to having mutually beneficial conversations with colleagues at the conference.
In short? I am driven, curious, and eager to learn from and share with my peers and potential mentors. Plus, I’m looking forward to seeing how on-island pasteles compare to my grandmother’s recipe.