Ilaria Amato


Ilaria brings a background in psychology and clinical research to each project. She has conducted research with diverse populations, including participants with Alzheimer’s Disease, TBIs, ALS, and former NFL players. Ilaria is passionate about using research to improve overall wellness and quality of life. She holds a BS in Psychology from Endicott College and an MS in Psychological Science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

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Something unique about you summed up in one sentence:

I was born and raised in Milan, Italy.

Your favorite part of working at Bold Insight:

Getting to learn new things every day while being surrounded by the most supportive and collaborative group of people.

In your spare time you would absolutely do this:

Visit my family and travel the world.

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

I’ve been dying to visit Tokyo. The food, the culture, the shopping…I want to experience it all!

You cannot start the day without doing this:

Going on a morning walk with my coffee.

Your ultimate celebrity dinner party guest list would include:

Everyone from The Office: Season 4, Episode 13.

Long-term personal or professional goal?

Live abroad, be fluent in Spanish, and patent something (what? TBD…)

Any other facts to share?

As a good Italian, my favorite food is pizza and there absolutely IS such thing as bad pizza.
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Read Ilaria's bold insights
January 25, 2023

With a few considerations and thoughtful planning, research that includes the a11y community can effectively collect data while ensuring a respectful participant experience to help design products that meet the needs of all users.

November 14, 2022

By being thoughtful of the research process and unique needs of participants, researchers can champion inclusion of those with accessibility needs in research, resulting in better designed products.


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