Nannearl Brown is a user experience researcher who journeyed into the field by way of systems engineering and the social impact space. Most recently, she led the UX, product management, and design efforts for over a year as the Director of UX for the LA-based beauty tech startup, Emma Beauty. She cares greatly about creating a shared understanding of the tech industry with all, most especially with Black people and other marginalized groups. Nannearl shares her knowledge by leading design workshops, serving as a mentor and design technical expert for the Thinkful and Bloc online design bootcamps, and through her YouTube channel, Unpacked Angles. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Virginia in engineering science and systems engineering (respectively) in addition to a master’s degree from the University of Southern California in nonprofit leadership and management, with a focus in social entrepreneurship. She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and in her spare time, she enjoys creative projects, archery, and volunteering as a technical instructor for Black Girls Code.
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