People will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
— Maya Angelou

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:





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Speaker: “ Research and Designing for Privacy”

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Revision Path: Episode 238

As a guest on the award winning podcast Revision Path, I got to drop some gems about being a Design Researcher, how my winding road of twists, turns, ups, downs, led me to UX in the Valley and how my passion for giving back keeps me going.

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Lean In | FaceBook

Live Interview

"Rock Your Profile" | Girls Scout Professional Development Mentor

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Georgia Tech MS-HCI | Guest Professional Lecturer & Lab 

This exercise was to illustrate how, when given the same instructions, people can still interpret them completely differently. In UX, it's important to not assume people are just going to "get it".

This exercise was to illustrate how, when given the same instructions, people can still interpret them completely differently. In UX, it's important to not assume people are just going to "get it".

Just a cool pic of NIKE Design Legend TINKER HATFIELD, creator of the Jordans signing my only pair OF Jordans!

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MODERATOR | #LinkedInCoaches Event                                                  YearUp Young Professionals

Mentor and Judge | UC DAVIS Ideathon 2018

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Mentor and Judge for product design competition where students created product concepts, created low fidelity prototypes, conducted user interviews and pitched their product designs all in one day.

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Good Ol’ Girls Anniversary Event

Girls Get Sh*t Done Panelist

"Black in Tech" | Panelist at General Assembly | San Francisco 

I'm in purple, in the middle.

I'm in purple, in the middle.



Session Presenter

Mills College Oakland, CA