Renee is a Sr. UX Design Researcher with over 20 years of professional experience in various industries & roles including Project Management, Sales, Customer Experience and User Experience.
While a UX Researcher at CareerBuilder in Atlanta, GA, Renée was the program director for the company's Girls in Tech High School Summer Internship program, a guest lecturer at Georgia Tech’s highly acclaimed MS-HCI program and was the founder and president of the Atlanta Chapter of User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA).
Currently at LinkedIn, Renée is the Lead Reacher for Search and Discovery, Navigation and Trust & Privacy. She conducts both Quantitative and Qualitative studies for mobile and desktop experiences, through various research methodologies including contextual studies, guerrilla testing, remote testing, diary studies and surveys. As the lead Researcher for the company’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Renée conducted impactful research both internationally and in the US across product pillars while collaborating with stakeholders across the entire LinkedIn platform.
As part of LinkedIn’s Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), Renee is the Campus Lead for LinkedIn’s SouthBay Black Inclusion Group (B.I.G) where she is helping to create an active and present community of people of color at LinkedIn. She extremely active and leads Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging initiatives throughout the company.
Renée is also a Professional Mentor with TechWomen, an Initiative of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, providing access and opportunity to Emerging Leaders (ELs) in Africa, Central Asia, and the Middle East. In addition, she is a registered Everwise mentor, an online platform that provides career development and mentorship to women.
A life long learner and passionate leader who enjoys given back and helping others, she continues to mentor high school & college students as well as individuals just starting out in the UX industry.
Keep scrolling to see Renee in action:
Speaker: “ Research and Designing for Privacy”
"Rock Your Profile" | Girls Scout Professional Development Mentor
Georgia Tech MS-HCI | Guest Professional Lecturer & Lab
Just a cool pic of NIKE Design Legend TINKER HATFIELD, creator of the Jordans signing my only pair OF Jordans!
MODERATOR | #LinkedInCoaches Event YearUp Young Professionals
Mentor and Judge | UC DAVIS Ideathon 2018
Good Ol’ Girls Anniversary Event
Girls Get Sh*t Done Panelist