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Monica Ionescu


University of Washington

September 2017 - June 2022

B.A. in Art History

B.S. in Human-Centered Design & Engineering

Minor in Mathematics

Minor in Data Science


User Experience Design Intern

Capital One Financial Corporation

June 2021 - September 2021

completed an accessibility audit on a Capital One internal platform and outlined measures to ensure WCAG compliance is met. 


User Experience and Web Assistant

University of Washington Libraries

August 2020 - June 2022

researched, ran user tests, proposed design ideas, and more in order to improve the design of the UW Libraries’ website.

Student Employee

University of Washington Libraries

September 2019 - September 2020

assisted patrons with checking out materials, returning items, and any questions they may have, along with general upkeep of the library.


University of Washington Dean's List

5 Consecutive Years

This award is granted to students who receive a 3.5 GPA or higher for each quarter at the University of Washington.

Parnassus Graduating with Excellence

Faculty members within the Art History Department nominated and awarded this to me for my academic and community achievements within the major. 

Ali Mojtahedi Humanities and Engineering Nexus Scholarship

2 Consecutive Years

I received this scholarship because of my educational goals and my pursuit of both a bachelor of science and bachelor of arts.


University of Washington Libraries Scholarship

I received this scholarship because of my work at the University of Washington Libraries as a UX Designer. 

Milnora Roberts Scholarship

I received this scholarship because of my achievements within the art history department.


COVID-19 Mask Tracking

Center for an Informed Public

January 2021 - June 2021

using tweets pulled from Twitter, analyzing the theories and conversations surrounding mask-wearing within the United States in order to explore how debate occurs on social media.


Meal Matchup

April 2020 - Sept 2020

researched food insecurity during the COVID-19 crisis with a specific focus on the Seattle area. 

Gender in HCI

January 2019 - April 2020

focused on gender and its relation to design within the human-computer interaction field, in particular where it is lacking diversity and inclusion and proposed solutions to the problem.

Creepy Tech

January 2019 - April 2020

analyzed technology for where it falls in the uncanny valley and theorized as to why some technology is “creepy” and other is not. looked at different groups and their responses to technology in order to try to find a universal truth. 

Critical Design

September 2019 - December 2019

looked at design through a critical theory lens, read design theory papers, and designed weekly critical responses.



experience with Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Figma, and Tableau. basic Java, Python, HTML, and CSS understanding.


experience with user research, mapping, storyboards, usability testing, prototyping, information hierarchy, annotated wireframes, mockups, and personas. knowledgeable in the fields if UX, UI, and interface design. 


strong organization, leadership, communication, time management, interpersonal skills, customer service, problem solving, and fast learner.

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