Starting in UX: Share your story

Mar 15, 2023, 11:30 PM – Mar 16, 2023, 1:00 AM

Starting your career in UX? Hear stories from UX professionals and learners about how they found their way to UX, and share yours too!

About this event

Are you thinking about starting a career in UX but don’t know where to start? Looking for the right UX class to take? Or wondering how your experience connects to UX?

At this meetup, we’ll invite UX professionals and learners to share how they started in UX so you can get inspired. Join us for a round of lightning talks where speakers answer 5 questions:

- Who are you?

- What motivated you to get started in UX?

- What was your first UX-related project?

- How do you define UX today?

- How do you keep learning about UX?

You can also be a speaker and help inspire others! We’re doing it informally so you don’t need to prepare much, and you should bring a slide deck only if you want.

All are welcome here. You don’t need prior experience with UX, and you don’t need to be affiliated with the University of Arizona.


  • Mario Vasquez

    University of Arizona

    UX Designer

  • Nina Conrad

    Amplified by Design

    Design Researcher

  • Megan Straffon

    University of Arizona Libraries

    UX Student Assistant

  • Sonu Mishra

    University of Michigan

    Research Fellow

  • Dhruv Bhatia

    University of Arizona



  • Bob Liu

    University of Arizona

    Figma Community Advocate


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