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Megan Kierstead

Megan Kierstead

Product & Design Lead


UX & Product Lead at Saygent



Product & Design Lead

My work and responsibilities include:
-Designing detailed UI designs for a sales-rep mobile training app,
-Design and implementation of a manager-level situation awareness dashboard,
-Creation of high-level system architectures and data flows for all our technology,
-Design of print and digital marketing materials, and
-Product management and customer acquisition.

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University of Massachusetts Amherst

National Center for Digital Government Research Fellow

Project work while pursuing MS includes:

-Design for both web and mobile
-UX research
-User and community engagement
-Qualitative research
-Project management
-Research design
-Grant and report writing
-Data analysis
-Survey research


Charles River Analytics

Research Associate - Interface Design

-UX research and interface design for enterprise web application, visualization software
-Led the design of search UI and GIS functionality
-Led grant proposal for analyzing social-ecological systems

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Harvard Graduate School of Design

Urban Planning & Design Workshop

-Skills in drawing, graphic design, and visual representation
-Design projects combining research, analysis, and visual design
-Project: “Urban forestry as pollution mitigation in Fenway/Kenmore area"


EMC Corporation

Business & Technology Consultant

-Led project teams in design and implementation with emphasis on improving collaboration between users and developers
-Conducted UX research and user acceptance testing across departments and locations (including remote users)
-Analyzed a variety of large-scale systems including enterprise CRM solutions, HR software, and document management software
-Data and financial analysis

Career medium 02
Career medium 03

Infosys Consulting

Consultant - IT Strategy Practice

-Collaboratively developed innovation strategies for clients using user and market research
-Focused on understanding role of technology in business success
-Data analysis and presentation design


Wellesley College

Teaching Assistant

-TAed for relational databases and web interfaces class in HTML, SQL, Java, PHP, Perl
-TAed for World Politics class in Political Science department
-Assisted students with labs, writing, and conceptual learning

Career medium 01
Career medium 03

Computer Science - Wellesley College

Systems Administrator

-Managed servers, terminals, and all associated software to support Computer Science department including Red Hat Enterprise server
-Interacted with stakeholders to prioritize improvements
-Programmed in a variety of languages (e.g., PHP, Perl, Bash)


Wellesley College

Technology Consultant

-Worked one on one with users to help them develop technical skills in common applications (Microsoft products, Adobe Creative Suite, etc)

Career medium 06

Pfizer, Inc

User Interface Design Intern

-Led design for user interface of a web application
-Design process included technology inventory, user interviews, and market research
-Implemented prototype in Java


Harvard University - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Science Policy Researcher

-Designed and implemented complex systems modeling project
-Researched policy issues
-Data analysis

University of California - Santa Cruz

Software Design Research Fellow

-Studied open source software projects' coding practices
-Statistical analysis, programming, and research

Oberlin College

Computer Science Tutor

-Worked one on one with students to learn Java, data structures and intro computer science concepts

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Master of Science (M.S.), Environmental Conservation

Massachusetts College of Art

Harvard University

Wellesley College

B.A, Political Science and Computer Science