Alexandra M. Nguyen
Georgia Institute of Technology
Master's in Human-Computer Interaction
Psychology & Human Factors
Atlanta, GA, USA
TIME Magazine's Person of the Year 2006
I love spending time listening to different perspectives and reading
between the lines to uncover unarticulated needs. My goal is to be the bread and butter between company goals and users. By being the users' advocate, I strive to build empathy throughout the organization to help inform design thinking by providing practical recommendations, supported by data.
Born on Long Island, New York but raised near the North Georgia Mountains: I have the ambition of a New Yorker but the southern charm of the deep south.
Outside of career, I have an insatiable adventurous soul! My hobbies include climbing (rocks, mountains, ice), backpacking, feeling the burn in my thighs cycling, and practicing mindfulness with yoga. These hobbies honed skills in problem solving, perseverance, and self discipline
(and literally overcoming fears and pushing my limits to reach new heights). Furthermore, I learned that preparation and planning with flexibility is the key to success.
Most importantly, I discovered how to stay b a l a n c e d.
As an avid traveler, who cannot stay in one place, I never ask people how many places they have gone but what they have learned from their travels. For instance, I explore new cities and countries to divulge in local cuisines. Above all, I submerse myself in other cultures by seeking and connecting people with different perspectives. I absolutely love listening to their narratives and learning from their experiences.
Their stories become a part my story and a part of who I am.
Below are photos of my favorite memories or places! Please feel free to message me about trips or tips on traveling!