zoe@reifel.org

805.689.0014

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ABOUT ME

I'm a junior at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT who's passionate about design. My greatest interests lie in UI/UX and human-centered design for social change. 

Outside of academics, I'm a co-founding member of the Wesleyan Arts Collective, a studio assistant in our engineering lab, a contributor to our campus music blog, and a Patricelli Social Entrepreneurship Fellow

While attending high school in Santa Barbara, CA, I co-founded TEDxYouth@TheFunkZone and Santa Barbara Speaks, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to the student voice. I also interned in branding, marketing, and design at two local co-working spaces and Ontraport, a business automation software company.

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ABOUT MY MAJOR

I've had the unique opportunity to design my own major, and have chosen to create a holistic program in Interaction Design. My goal is to gain an understanding of how people interact with technology and how to implement that knowledge into designing interfaces and products. I'm also studying the widespread impact of technology on our society.

My courses break down into three categories: Aesthetic Design (studio art, art history, film); Technology (computer science, engineering, data science); and the Human Experience (sociology, anthropology, psychology). 

In fall of 2019, I'll be studying abroad at the Glasgow School of Art in Product Design.

Don Norman sums up the philosophy behind my major in this quick video!