Hello again, my name is Helen (she/her)

I am currently designing at GitHub, where I am the second full-time product design hire for the GitHub Docs team.

In the past, I’ve designed for Apple, Cisco, and The AI Education Project. I graduated from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Information in May 2022, where I designed tools for teachers as part of my final capstone project.

I first realized the power of design through teaching computer science at middle schools in the East Bay, when I noticed that the designs of some of the EdTech tools I used in my classroom were unintentionally harmful to students from under-represented backgrounds. I hope to avoid the same harms in my designs by actively checking my assumptions, pursuing inclusivity, and incorporating delightful design.

Outside of work, I dance, read, and pet cats :)