Michigan State University

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Featured Alum: Erin Campbell ('19)

Erin Campbell, an XA major with minors in Spanish & Digital Humanities, was the first-ever Digital Scholarship Lab intern. She had the opportunity to research a topic of her choice and use technology provided by the lab to put together a public presentation on her research. Throughout her semester-long internship she chose to research human trafficking and was responsible for organizing an event to showcase this research using DSL resources.

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Valeria Obando ('19)

Valeria Obando works as a web developer for the College of Education at Michigan State University. She works with the communications team to create accessible and seamless digital environments based on User Experience principles.

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Kate Whalen ('19)

Kate Whalen is a Product Designer on the Human Centered Design team at Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, MI. She has a strong passion for accessibility, design thinking, and ethnographic research.

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Ashton Keys ('18)

Ashton Keys was selected as the 2018 Experience Architecture Student of the Year. During his time at MSU, Keys was involved in many impressive projects, working on content strategy with MSU Hatch, user research with the MSU Libraries, and user interface with Ninety6, a clothing company which he founded.

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Hannah Countryman ('18)

Hannah Countryman is an experience and interaction designer with degrees in Experience Architecture and Professional Writing. She believes in a flexible approach to design thinking that is conscious of each project’s unique context.

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Linda Lay ('18)

Linda Lay has degrees in Experience Architecture and Biosystems Engineering. She is a Technical Services Analyst with a background centered in Design for America and The MSU Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology.

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Nina Capuzzi ('18)

Nina Capuzzi has a degree in Experience Architecture and International Relations. She is a user experience designer who also works with the United States House of Representatives.

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Tommy Truong ('17)

Tommy Truong has a long history in computer science and user experience and he enjoys applying those technological skills into his current engagements in user research and the humanities. 

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Ryan Schroder ('17)

Ryan Schroder is interested in the website and app development part of Experience Architecture. He has experience coding websites and his long term goal is to be a project manager or website manager that oversees distributed groups.

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Meg Richardson ('16)

Meg Richardson credits her time in the MSU XA program as giving her the skills in research, writing, design, and more that allow her to craft experiences that are usable, accessible, and fun. She is currently located in Chicago and working as a Product Designer where she is responsible for UX and visual elements. 

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Shell Little ('16)

Shell Little is a Digital Accessibility Specialist at Wells Fargo DS4B on their Accessible User Experience (AUx) team. She is the Mobile Accessibility Lead along with the SME of the screen reader NVDA on her team. Thanks to XA, she is passionate about User Centered Design, Disability Rights, and Interaction Design.

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Emily Dallaire ('16)

Emily Dallaire is an Experience Architect who is passionate about information design, interaction design, and usability. Not only does she bring a strong passion for experience design and creative interactions, but she also believes in sharing and telling users’ stories through their impact and participation in digital and physical spaces.

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Ian Clark ('16)

Ian Clark was born and raised in metro Detroit. He is an avid traveller but still loves his home in Michigan. Ian is a proud owner of five spoiled cats and when he’s not busy he enjoys playing ultimate frisbee or browsing Reddit.

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