Side Quests

Leading an Award-Winning Research Mentorship Program

Mentorship has always been important to me - I feel lucky to have had wonderful mentors like Scott Kincaid, Susan Lynch, Qian Yu, Susan Verba, Tina Lee, Robin Counts, and many more.

At Salesforce, I took on additional scope in helping manage and lead a Research Mentorship Program within our 100+ Research & Insights Team. This program aimed to match junior researchers with senior researchers to help foster career growth, in addition to bringing connectedness to the team given the new age of remote work and with new team members (due to acquisition mergers).

In August 2021, we were one of 14 winning teams recognized out of 351 nominations across the entire Technology, Marketing & Product (TMP) organization for our contribution to this Research & Insights Mentorship Program. I presented our program at the Technology, Marketing & Product (TMP) All-Hands to the entire TMP org & C-suite executives, including to the Chief Product Officer.

Co-founding a Design Community on Campus

One of the things I'm most proud of is building the first interaction design community at UC Davis, Design Interactive. Three design friends and I had seen a pressing need on campus for human-centered design and UX opportunities given the growing number of students venturing into this field. Given that this problem hadn't been solved by anyone, we decided to do something about it!

In 2020, our first semester started with 25 members. Now, the organization has grown to over 300+ students involved, democratized access to design for students of all background, is one of the largest organizations on campus, and has brought community to like-minded UX students taking their first steps in their design journeys. Read more about DI's impact at www.davisdi.org.

Writings & Reflections on Medium

I've never been a writer, but here's me putting myself out there :')                                                                                                  
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