Karen Ni


What I'm up to

Inspired by Derek Sivers, the /now page is a "nice reminder for myself, when I'm feeling unfocused. A public declaration of priorities." 

I also love collaborating and learning with other folks. Please feel to reach out if you'd like to work on something together!


Pursuing my academic interests

This semester, I'm learning about:

• Mexican and Central American immigration

• Humanities methods in ethnic studies

• Art & social justice: politics, methods, and practice for community based work

• Poetry for the People: introduction to the art of poetry

Writing my honors thesis in ethnic studies on the lived experiences of Women of Color in UX and Design, and how they address decision making processes within their organizations

I've wanted to create something I can call my own that combined my passions in ethnic studies and design before I graduated.

Finding where I want to do the work I care about

A few months ago, I decided to graduate a year early because I realized I learned more by doing. 

I'm looking for full-time roles in product, service, and interaction design for next Fall. I hope to find a place that I can help work towards their mission that I'll find meaningful.

Volunteering with Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus & Kearny Street Workshop

I’ve wanted to work with organizations involved with Asian Pacific American issues. Asian Americans Advancing Justice - ALC is a legal and civic rights organization serving the low-income Asian Pacific American communities, while Kearny Street Workshop is an Asian Pacific American multidisciplinary arts organization.

Learning about Civic Tech

I’m currently chatting with folks about how design can help improve government services and thinking about how civic technologies can make positive impacts on local and federal governments.