KendallNakai

design so others can blossom 🌸

Experience

@Design Lab Researched the impact of scaling up the "Hidden Currciulum" of design to undergraduates / Advised by Philip Guo


@ProtoLab Researched design process decomposition and adaptive scaffolding / Advised by Stephen MacNeil and Steven Dow


@Microsoft Designed and developed a front-end insights dossier and full-stack permissions audit tool for 20,000+


@ACM UCSD Founded UCSD's largest computing community, designed an an in-house membership portal for 1000


@Boeing Created payload and bus system designs for a theoretical satellite mission to Europa to determine if life was viable


@iD Tech Camps Taught 20 students how to code through in Java through GUI game development


@UC San Diego Mentored 50 student designers through the UX/UI app design process as a TA for a design class


@Chick-Fil-A Served 500+ guests per day, delivering infinite smiles and an order accuracy of 96% / Reflection


@Tennis Anyone Coached tennis classes to recreation students


@Girl Scouts Earned my Girl Scout Gold Award through making a series of videos that brought a community together





About

Hi there, I'm Kendall 🌸


I am graduating in 2022 from UC San Diego with a B.S. in Cognitive Science: Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) with minors in Computer Science and Design.


I'm interested in HCI and Design research, I watch the sunset daily, and am always seeking the perfect cup of boba milk tea.


Last updated: January 2022


🏃‍♀️ Currently trying out sports including archery, aerial silks, boxing, karate, tennis, swimming, and surfing


📚 Submitting my first papers to academic conferences in Winter


🎒 Solo backpacking Europe in Spring


🌆 Moving to Seattle, Washington in Summer


📸 I've made One Second a Day recap videos for 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, and 2016


🧋 You’ll often find me in my crocs drinking boba and serving 900+ cups to ACM and IEEE folks


🐦 My spirit animal is a hummingbird because I'm energetic and need to eat every 20 minutes to survive


🌊 I'm a SoCal native which means I grew up at the beach and Disneyland


🎨 I love experimenting with colors on my hair! I've dyed it silver, blonde, blue, green, purple, and pink


🌎 Improving everyday life through design


❤️ Fostering welcomeness through inclusivity


⭐ Being there for people's important moments



Contact

Let's chat over virtual bubble milk tea!



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