I am currently a Master’s Candidate for User Experience Design at the University of Toronto. I have worked on projects for the University of Toronto Innovation Hub and am currently volunteering with the Accessibility Interests Working Group.
Before starting my Master’s program, I obtained a Bachelor's of Commerce in Information Systems from McGill University and worked in IT support and security. I am also an avid photographer, which initially sparked my interest in design.
I was drawn to User Experience Design because I saw an opportunity to combine the design skills and principles I learned through photography and apply them in a digital business context, which was the focus of my academic studies.
I believe that User Experience Design and Design Thinking are tools that should be used to empower individuals and remove barriers. Designers are able to make the largest impact by designing for inclusion. If a wide range of people feel comfortable using an app, website, or other product, they are likely to continue using it, which benefits the user and the makers of the product.