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Ashley Chiu

Training Director

Ashley has a background in cognitive science, linguistics, and human development and spent time in academic research before transitioning to UX. She has leveraged her many years of research experience to work with product and design teams to develop products with the end user experience in mind. Ashley has mentored UX researchers and designers, helped to hire and grow teams, and empower product and design teams to conduct actionable research. She has worked both as a consultant with clients in a variety of industries and as an in-house UX researcher on enterprise and consumer technologies. Ashley has a MS in Human Development, a BS in Brain & Cognitive Sciences, and a BA in Linguistics from the University of Rochester.

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Something unique about you summed up in one sentence:

I love working with people to find problems and develop solutions. UX is the perfect field for me!

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

Either Chicago or London - both are world-class cities with world-class museums.

In your spare time (or if you had spare time), you would absolutely do this:

I love cooking and going for a casual run.

Share an interesting fact:

I have a dog named Stroopwafel, named after the food, of course.

You cannot start the day without doing this:

Going for a walk... even if the dog doesn't want to go outside.

What would be your most valuable zombie apocalypse skill?

I was always a hide-and-seek champ as a kid.

Favorite book:

The Great Gatsby

Best piece of advice you’ve been given:

You get what you put into it.
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