graciela

graciela

creative technologist in stanford, she/her

Education

2022 — Now
MS Computer Science at Stanford University
Stanford, CA

Concentration: Human-Computer Interaction

2019 — Now
BS Product Design at Stanford University
Stanford, CA

Work Experience

2023 — Now
Product Design Intern (Publishing & Community) at The New York Times
  • Led re-introduction of Times Picks, empowering editors to select 30-50 high quality reader comments weekly from over 150,000 submissions to be highlighted on the story page

  • Led design of Moderator Wire, new internal tool centralizing editorial information and enabling moderation capacity management of 25- person team across 200 stories a day to increase quality and quantity of conversation on the platform

  • Led design of new Insight Tagging feature that empowers moderators to source and surface actionable reader comments and audience insights to newsroom partners.

2024 — Now
DESIGN 1 Course Assistant at Stanford d.school

Guided students through design thinking fundamentals and techniques in new Introduction to Design course, foundational to the newly restructured Design major at the d.school.

2022 — 2023
Kids Coding Mentor at Breakout Mentors
  • Mentored beginner students through developing personalized interactive projects in Python and React Native

  • Created custom lesson and project plans tailored to student interests and goals to strengthen engagement

  • Taught programming logic and valuable practices like debugging techniques and code organization

2021 — 2021
Lead Designer at Munchroom
  • Created/curated brand graphics and illustrations for social media, developed and executed marketing content

  • Assisted in website development on Shopify to increase user engagement by 40%.

2020 — 2021
Lead UX/Graphic designer at Glimpse Dating
  • Designed UI/UX for dating app that launched at 5 universities with 3000+ downloads and a 4.5 star rating

  • Designed brand identity (including mascot) and created a set of social media graphics to promote launch

  • Conducted pre- and post-launch user research to improve key task flows for users.

Projects

2022
Memento

Memento is a mindful productivity app grounding goal-setting in reflection rather than to-do lists.

  • Conducted 20+ user research interviews to identify problem space, tested experience concepts with users, designed and implemented prototypes in Figma and in React Native with Firebase.

  • Earned an outstanding achievement award in the project category of Behavior Change for Everyday Life for Stanford CS 147 class.

2018
Geofilters at Snapchat

Created collection of 21 Snapchat location-based geofilters with over 7.5 million uses and over 320 million views all over the world.