Code for America / User Researcher
Preferred Pronouns: She/Her
Deirdre is a user researcher on the Integrated Benefits team. She has been working in public sector work since her time as a corps member with Teach for America. Her passion for expanding access to information led her to pursue an M.S. in Information at the University of Michigan. At U of M, she completed a 2-year fellowship at the University of Michigan Library, working on projects to increase the accessibility of library instruction. Prior to joining Code for America, Deirdre was a user researcher with EchoUser, a UX consultancy, offering research support and strategy to a variety of clients, from Autodesk to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Outside of work, Deirdre can be found at dance classes, hiking around the Bay, and baking bread.
Read more about Deirdre’s talk here: “Serving Everyone: Accessibility for Public Benefits”