Dual-Degree with Graphic Design
Biography: Hello! I'm Athena. I'm a rising sophomore pursuing a dual degree in Information Sciences and Graphic Design. I'm from sunny California and am interested in Human-Computer Interaction + User Experience. My dream job is to become a UI/UX Designer in the Bay Area.
Why Information Sciences: My dream career is to become a UI/UX Designer at a technology company. I hope to achieve this through a dual degree in Graphic Design and Information Sciences. I want to learn more about information systems, how to design information services, and how to interpret data to make an impact in the world. Specifically, I am interested in the interface between humans and technology. To this end, I believe that the department’s User Experience and Human-Computer Interaction courses and pathways are well suited to my goalsI hope to identify areas of need and develop the tools to address them, easing the technology barrier. I believe the IS degree represents an interdisciplinary background and can help students succeed in a variety of careers such as Data Analyst and Product Manager.
Campus Involvement & Experiences: UI/UX Design Intern for Ameren, Graphic Design Intern at the Life + Career Design Lab, UI Designer with Design Innovation Illinois, UX Researcher at the Siebel Center for Design, Research with Dog Anxiety Hackathon, User Interface Designer For Automn