In this episode of the GrowthX Academy Podcast, we interview Raquel Rodriguez, a graduate of the GrowthX Academy UX Design program. Raquel discusses why she chose to attend GrowthX Academy and shares her experience both as a student and a graduate of the academy. After completing the UX Design program at GrowthX Academy, Raquel moved to New York City to work for Code and Theory, a digital agency.
Raquel received her B.A. in Sociocultural Anthropology from Columbia University. She worked in applied research at the Department of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai Hospital's Icahn School of Medicine in New York, then performed User Research at Sailo, a startup part of the Columbia Startup Lab. She was then a part of Customer Success at Bloomberg working with clients such as Nike, Paypal and Ebay. Raquel has always been client-facing and customer focused.
UX Design fuses user-focus and business-focus into one field. She is particularly interested in the research at the foundation of Design decisions, talking to customers and creating around needs, wants, and feasibility.