Nannearl Brown is a User Experience Researcher who journeyed into the field by way of systems engineering and the social impact space. Currently, she works at Figma, doing research on the growth team. She cares greatly about creating a shared understanding of the tech industry with all, most especially with Black people and other marginalized groups. Nannearl has shared her knowledge by leading design workshops, serving as a mentor and design educator for online UX/UI bootcamps, and through her YouTube channel, Unpacked Angles. She’s also the creator of the largest UX club on Clubhouse, UX Research Corner, where she and six other women host and facilitate discussions on UX research topics with people from all around the world. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Virginia in engineering science and systems engineering (respectively) in addition to a master’s degree from the University of Southern California in nonprofit leadership and management (focused in social entrepreneurship). In her spare time she enjoys creative projects, practicing the violin, hiking, and volunteering as a technical instructor for Black Girls Code.