Hello! I am Ya, a User Experience Researcher based in San Jose, CA.  

I graduated from the Carnegie Mellon University in 2015. Before this, I earned my Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Washington after much time spent in the labs conducting social cognitive development research.

I love planning and executing user research, becoming inspired by real-world observations and using those insights to generate creative design solutions with a group of talented individuals. 

My dream is to pet a Capybara sometime in the future.