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HCDE 'Ask me Anything' with alumna and affiliate faculty member Rebecca Destello


May 19, 2020

On May 15, 2020, students in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering joined affiliate faculty member Rebecca Destello (HCDE MS '11), for a virtual "ask me anything" discussion focused on networking building your reputation in UX.

Destello is currently a UX Research Manager at Facebook Messenger. Since graduating with her Master's in HCDE in 2011, she has prioritized networking, mentorship, and community building while embarking on a career as a researcher.

"I built my network by volunteering and saying yes to everything that came my way," Destello said. After years of volunteering, teaching, making herself available to others, Destello says she has a strong community that she can find support from, make connections within, and continue to nurture.

Destello shared her personal experience and offered tips for students to get started networking and building a professional reputation. View the 40-minute discussion below.