❀ Hi, I'm Connie!

BA in Data Science, UX and CS at Cornell. On a mission to design sustainable systems to empower the world.

I love 0 to 1 design, as it's where I can leverage my skillset in design, research, and code (I made this website!) and have worked for six different companies ranging in size and mission. Beyond work, I enjoy bringing people together to drive change. At Hack4Impact, I founded the design team and led national design education. I also co-founded an open UX Design club at Cornell to increase access to a design community.

I'm deeply interested in how tech intersects with creativity and public benefit. On the side, I'm researching fact-checking in India under Professor Vashishtha. I love curation spaces in all forms having created a computational art showcase and the layout for Kernel (tech) magazine. I'm cautious about solutionistism, lately I've wondered when to not design technology.

Read more on my Resume

Dreambound (Contract)3.5M Seed Round • 2023

Designing usability improvements to decrease dropoff time and migrating design system from Storybook to Figma.

Scale AI2022

Designed 11 projects from data quality to onboarding for 3 products that earn over a million in revenue.

Kleiner Perkins Fellow2022

Designed high fidelity MVP for Simple HealthKit (rapid testing startup) w/ the Kleiner Perkins Fellowship (<3% acceptance rate) part-time


Led and shipped design on system-wide workflow improvements for newsroom tools for for modules that get 5 million views a day.

Mintlify (Contract)Funded by Bain Capital Ventures • 2023

Created scalable and future-proof design system in 18 hours.


Designed an editor for social media automations to aid data-driven decision making from user research to handoff.

Civic Digital Fellow2020

Designed education section for NIH wiki for Civic Digital fellowship (10% acceptance rate).

abillion10 million series A • 2020

Design and shipped error reporting and community growth feature ideation for vegan review app.

Google Summer of Code2020

Developed and designed p5.js Computational Art Showcase for the Processing Foundation with React.js and marketed to grow showcase entries 10-fold. Received 6k visitors monthly w/ over 100k views.

Aditya Vashishtha LabUX Research 21-22

Published a paper about closing the digital gender gap to COMPASS. Wrote a paper about fact-checking in India based on the analysis of 10 interviews to CSCW.

Kernel MagazineEditorial Design 22

Created the print layout of, a magazine about techno-optimism backed by the Omidyar Network and a part of Reboot, a certified nonprofit.

Designing AI LabUX Research 20-21

Investigated AI design opportunities in women's health through user research and literature. Did a self-study on image to poetry generation using ml5.js and Runway..

Hack4ImpactTeam Lead, Founding Product and Design Lead 20-22

H4I is a 50+ team that builds software for nonprofits. Founded product design team sophomore year and nonprofit product sourcing and research team. Designed a visualization tool for a prison reform nonprofit. As team lead, increased retention by 30% and expanded launch from 3 to 5 products. Created design resources and workshops for H4I’s 11 university chapters. Efforts recognized by Cornell Engineering as Student Group of the year.

Cornell UX Design ClubCo-founder 20-22

Co-founded club to foster the design community through mentorship, workshops, panels, and book clubs that brought an audience of 40 students.

Women in Computing@CornellVP Brand 20-22

WICC's goal is to increase inclusivity and diversity in the computing space. Helped direct four eboard members to redesign website and run growth marketing campaigns to an audience of 2000+.

a list of things I love ↓

Doodling for my art blog, reading and drawing comics. I once had a webcomic with 18k views!

Giving tours in Philadelphia, my favorite (and home) city

The poem Leaves by Lloyd Schwartz and indie music, especially Mitski