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Kelsey Pagorek


Kelsey is passionate about making life easier and more efficient. To that end, she has been exploring questions in psychology and cognitive neuroscience for 5+ years. With a background in psychopharmacology and experience as a laboratory manager studying how drugs influence human behavior, Kelsey brings unique perspectives to each client challenge. Kelsey holds a BS in Neuroscience from Michigan State University and an MA in the Social Sciences from the University of Chicago.

Something unique about you summed up in one sentence

I once spent a summer working as a performer at Walt Disney World!

Your favorite part of working at Bold Insight

Our role as a company is to understand people and improve how humans interact with a complex world. In the same way, Bold Insight puts care into designing a workplace that is efficient, intellectual, and enjoyable for its employees. It’s amazing how these Bold values shine in our client work and our company culture, and I love being a part of this team.

Do you have a long-term personal or professional goal you'd like to share?

Be a published first author on an academic paper.

How long have you been in the UX field?

2 years

You cannot start the day without doing this...

Wake up. Brush teeth. Pet dog.

Your favorite city in the world is...and why?

Orlando, FL because it is home to the most magical place on Earth!

Your ultimate celebrity dinner party guest list would include:

Kristen Bell, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Michelle Obama, and Tan France

Any other facts to share?

I used to compete in collegiate ballroom dancing.

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