Hi! My name is Carly and I am a lover of technology, tacos, music, cats, escape rooms, and of course User Experience (UX) Research and Design. Let me tell you a little bit about myself.
Long before I had ever heard of UX, I was always fascinated by technology and the human mind. When I was accepted to UCLA, I chose Cognitive Science as a major because I knew that as an interdisciplinary field, it would allow me to explore the intersection between these two passions of mine. Not long after, I discovered the field of UX, and immediately knew what I wanted to do with my career, tailoring my coursework and internships to this newfound passion. In Spring 2016, I graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in Cognitive Science and a specialization in Computing.
Since then, I've been working as a User Experience Researcher at Sony PlayStation in San Diego, CA, where I work on improving the player experience for a number of PlayStation games and products, including the successful Triple-A title MLB The Show.
In 2018, I decided to work towards my Masters degree online while continuing to work full-time, in order to further my knowledge and experience with all aspects of UX. After a lot of hard work, projects, and invaluable growth, I graduated from Bentley University in Summer 2019 with an M.S. in Human Factors in Information Design.
Throughout my time in UX, I've discovered that great user experiences stem from allowing users to connect with their products in pleasurable and intuitive ways. In order to achieve this, I believe that every great design choice should be backed up by research and insight from the human mind. After all, who better understands the pleasures and frustrations of a product than its users?
In my spare time, I enjoy playing the flute (UCLA Marching Band alumni!), as well as the piano and guitar. I also love Escape Rooms (have done 60+ and counting!), and hiking and backpacking in the great outdoors.
I am always looking to talk to new people, hear new ideas and opinions, and expand my network. Check out my contact page!