Kristen Leake

UX Researcher

Kristen Leake is a Charlottean who attended graduate school in Silicon Valley - where she discovered her love for technology. She received a Master’s degree in Digital Journalism & Mass Communication from SJSU and also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from HPU.

Kristen is a User Experience (UX) Researcher in Charlotte, NC. Her first job as a UX Researcher was at Empowered Benefits (owned by Aflac) where her primary project was redesigning Aflac’s health insurance software.

When Kristen is not doing UX or her web design side hustle, she is editing videos for her YouTube channel or outside! She loves hiking, rock climbing, snowboarding and camping. Her weaknesses are puppies, GIFs, and coconut milk ice cream.