Jessica Han: UX/UI Designer

School and Major: Carnegie Mellon University, Psychology and Biological Sciences

What organization(s) are/were you a part of while you were in school?

Liberty in North Korea (LiNK), Asian Students Association (ASA), Korean United Presbyterian Church (KUPC), Asian Christian Fellowship (ACF), 1000 plus

Why did you choose to be in this organization? What’s your role in this organization?

I love joining organizations that I know will make an impact. My time should be used not just for myself, but for my community!

If you were a freshman again, what would you do differently?

Get to know more people in my large lecture classes where you could meet someone from any major!

What’s your biggest regret?

Not playing more team sports!

What’s one of the biggest risks you’ve taken in college?

I spent a semester ‘abroad’ at Georgetown University during my Junior spring to study International Relations and Journalism. Also, i slept overnight outside the registration office to sign up for a class in the design school.

What job/field are you in now? What do you like or dislike about it? Or what are you planning to pursue?

I work in tech and design but I’m constantly looking to learn more about other fields. My current plans are to bring my design background into the world of venture.

Growing up what did you want to be? What are you pursuing now? If it changed, why? And when did this change happen?

I didn’t know what i wanted to be, but my parents told me to be a doctor and a career quiz told me to be a taxidermist! Taking the time to fail fast, realize your strengths and envisioning where you want to be is so powerful. I’m very happy that I made the switch to design after that screenwriting class didn’t go as well as I’d hoped haha.

Proudest/happiest moment of your college career?

Post college, I’ve spoken on design for students at Cornell and was given a chance to share my passion while being inspired by their enthusiasm for interdisciplinary projects.

Favorite authors/reads:

C.S. Lewis, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Harry Potter

Favorite quotes/ motto:

You have to learn all the rules first before you know how to break them!

If you could have one super power, what would it be?

To fly! So I can visit anyone, anytime :)