Hi, hello. My name is Beatrice, and I want to meet you.
some things about me.
A 4th-year student at Georgia Tech.
A first-gen American from the Philippines.
An avid coffee-drinker.
My story is only 21 years long, so I'll tell you all that I know.
I'm a fourth-year student at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia. I began my college career as a Materials Science Engineer, but after over a dozen coffee chats with some design students, I was convinced that I belonged in the industry somewhere between people and visual design. So I found myself majoring in Computational Media, which is a unique combination of Computer Science and Literature, Media, and Communication.
And I absolutely love it.
Last year, I interned as a UI/UX Designer for TopPick Inc., which provides web-based recruitment acceleration software to improve recruiter workflows when selecting and interviewing job candidates.
In the spring, I interned for Mercedes-Benz USA as a Website Designer, taking content from the old website and redesigning the same information to fit the components of the new website platform.
I spent my time this past summer at Ericsson researching and developing prototypes for 5G and IoT applications in the mining and manufacturing industries. I also worked on incorporating Design Thinking into value propositions, partner strategies, and co-creation workshops.
In addition to school, I work as a User Interface designer, specializing in websites and web applications, and I also own my own wedding and portrait photography business. I'm hoping to leverage my passions for photography, people, and design into my future career as a UI/UX Designer.
So that’s where I’m headed, but where am I from?
Truth be told, I won't know what to tell you. I usually answer with, "I'm not really sure," followed by, "I've been in Texas for a while."
The first 18 years of my life brought me to places I thought I could only dream of visiting. My parents are both from the Philippines, but I was born in Singapore. From there we moved to Jakarta, Indonesia and then somehow found ourselves in Paris, France. After four and a half years in Paris, we landed in Moscow, Russia and from there, we moved to Houston, Texas.
But my moving doesn't stop there. I spent last summer studying abroad in Barcelona, Spain, and I most recently lived in San Jose, California. It’s safe to say that I would love to keep traveling, because the experiences and education that come with it are invaluable.