Kristen Leake is a User Experience (UX) Researcher in Charlotte, NC. She has a M.S. in Digital Journalism from San José State University and a B.S. in Exercise Science from High Point University. She became fascinated about software and design when designing websites for extra cash.
Kristen felt a strong desire to learn how to code in 2015, then left her non-profit job to enroll full-time in a coding bootcamp (Tech Talent South). After completing the intense course, she attended a part-time program called “UX for beginners.”
During that time, Kristen started a web design business where she immediately knew how to apply UX and use it to improve her design decisions and communication with clients. After the course and real life experience as a web designer, she knew UX was the best career path for her.