Eniola Abioye

Eniola currently designs UX strategy and conducts user research across Silicon Valley Bank’s digital platform. She began her people research career at Branding Science, an agency in the biotechnology space and later moved on to advance Design Thinking at Kaiser Permanente. Outside of her full-time position, Eniola provides career coaching to other UX researchers and… Continue reading Eniola Abioye

Colette Kolenda

Colette Kolenda leads Strategic Research at Spotify, which focuses on mixed methods research that defines and enables product and business OKRs for Spotify Free. Her team triangulates User Research, Data Science, and Behavioral Science to uncover new opportunities and enable product and business executives to make better strategy decisions in service of our Spotify Free… Continue reading Colette Kolenda

Loi Goulet

Loi leads research at Buoy, an AI-powered healthcare navigation platform. Previously, Loi founded and built the research team at Tripadvisor, and managed a research team at Facebook. She started her research career in academia, earning a PhD in Communication with a focus on digital communication and community. She is excited to share her experience and… Continue reading Loi Goulet

Satsuko VanAntwerp

Satsuko leads design research at Xero, where she works on the payments and automations team. Previously, Satsuko led research and design at Element AI (acquired by ServiceNow), where she worked alongside machine learning scientists, developers, and strategists to build bespoke enterprise level software. She also co-founded a startup that built and implemented new social services… Continue reading Satsuko VanAntwerp

Vidhika Bansal

Vidhika is a UX Group Manager at Intuit with a background in behavioral science, brand strategy, and human-centered design. Over the past decade, she has used the power of research and applied psychology to help shape strategies for clients such as Hilton Worldwide, Gap Inc., NASDAQ, Facebook, and C-SPAN. She’s convinced that the best designs… Continue reading Vidhika Bansal

Renée Reid

Renée Reid is a Staff UX Design Researcher at LinkedIn where she has led research projects across Search and Discovery, Trust & Privacy, and Identity. A dynamic UX speaker, Renee has presented at Georgia Tech and multiple conferences on Design & Research topics ranging from Human-Computer Interaction to Diversity in UX.  With over 20 years… Continue reading Renée Reid

Alba Villamil

Alba N. Villamil is an independent User Researcher who specializes in designing for the social sector. Her work focuses on making products and services more equitable for underserved populations like refugees and low-income parents. In addition to working with various community organizations, she is also a facilitator at HmntyCntrd where she teaches about research ethics.… Continue reading Alba Villamil