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Pro Bono UX: Boulder UXR Meetup's Successful Strategy for Skilling Up and Giving Back

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Allison Scott
Spectrum Reach, Lead UX Researcher

Hi! I'm Allison and my pronouns are she/her. I'm a user researcher working remotely from Colorado's front range suburbia.

I am leading the User Experience Track of events for BSW '21. Check out our lineup of interactive and educational events focused on enhancing product design and user research for startups. We are also excited to offer several UX career development workshops. All are welcome to attend, from newbies to seasoned professionals.

Josh Morse
Very Good Security, Product Design Lead

I lead the product design team at Very Good Security, a rapidly growing San Francisco-based startup. Analytics hobbyist. Code dabbler. Empathetic mentor. Over 15 years of digital experience.

Lark Dunham
Automox, Product Management
Laura Lighty
Medtronic, Design Researcher

Industrial Designer | Professional People Nerd | Currently focused on airways and respiratory devices and creating meaningful experiences in the medical device space

My pronouns are she/her

Dr. Alaina Beaver
Google, Accessibility UX Program Manager

Noogler, Small Business Founder, Diversity/Equity/Inclusion/Accessibility Evangelist, CU Boulder Alum

Serena Buxton
Twilio, Product Designer

Hey, I'm Serena! I am currently a product designer working on Twilio's website. I'm passionate about UX, UX research, accessibility, and front-end development. I have been living in Boulder for 6 years now. 

Stephanie Ogburn
Radial Development Group, Team Lead

I lead a team of software developers creating production mobile and web apps using a variety of tools and frameworks, including Ruby on Rails, React, Cordova, Capacitor, Django, etc.

I am certified in User Research - Methods and Best Practices by the Interaction Design Foundation. I co-lead the Northern Colorado chapter of Women Who Code. Join us on Meetup!

Prior to entering the software field, I worked as a professional journalist (radio and print) for a decade. My work has been heard on NPR, the BBC, and seen in Scientific American, High Country News and other publications.


Join members of the Boulder UX Research Meetup as they share their experiences working on pro bono projects that were designed to "give back" to organizations or nonprofits who aim to do good for our communities. Since 2019, the Meetup's members have collectively donated approximately $30,000 in time, effort and talent in providing concrete UXR that set partners up for changing and improving their user experiences. This year's partner organizations included Energize Colorado, Colorado Gives, Colorado Uplift, the Colorado Mountain Bike League, and LivedX. Hear our members' main takeaways, including the sheer power of pro bono work: building portfolio pieces for new UXRs, keeping skills fresh for more experienced members, providing ongoing networking opportunities, and truly working towards better user experiences across our communities.