How I Discovered My Value in User Experience Design

Everyone wants a career they love. For me, I’ve always wanted a career that allowed me to be creative, thoughtful, impactful, passionate, and analytical. In elementary school, I remember telling my teacher I wanted to be a writer. At some point, I wanted to own my own publishing company so that I could help other…

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My Journey in Applying for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (aka) An Article on Shooting Your Shot

Here’s the thing about the NSF GRFP application. According to my obsessive research on Google and Quora, winning it seems to be something like pure luck (not to diminish the winning applicants). I’ve never been particularly lucky, but I’d like to think I’m somewhat of an optimist. For those who aren’t aware of what the…

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