UXPA International Scholarship
My Story | Application by Megan Campos
My name is Megan Campos, and I am writing to apply to the 2018 UXPA International Conference in Puerto Rico. I am an MS candidate in the Human Factors in Information Design program at Bentley University in Waltham, MA.
To me, UX means finding puzzles and solving them—puzzles made up of human needs, wants, and experiences. I want to share with you how my skills and interests intersect with this wide-ranging field, and why I hope to be able to attend the conference. It would also mean a lot to me to visit Puerto Rico, where my grandmother grew up.
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.