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 from SJSU and also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from HPU.

Kristen Leake is a rising UX Researcher in Charlotte, NC. She began her UX career at Empowered Benefits. She became interested in User Experience after creating a web design business as a side hustle. Web design led her to attending coding bootcamp then attended UX classes afterwards.

When Kristen’s not working or editing videos for her YouTube channel, you’ll find her outside. She enjoys hiking, rock climbing, snowboarding and camping. Her weaknesses are puppies, GIFs, and coconut milk ice cream.