Kassandra Lopez Carrillo

UX Design (CGT)

What made you decide to choose your specific major?

I love the technical side of something like computer science but still wanted to be able to use my creative side in my major so UX was the perfect balance of both.

What are a couple of your favorite things about your program of study?

Working with outside companies starting in your freshman year. It's pretty small so you get to know a lot of people and make friends

What has been one of your favorite class projects?

One of my favorites was designing a museum experience. We needed to beyond the digital space to engage the senses of our users, creating a really cool museum experience.

What other activities are you involved in on campus?

Purdue Bands & Orchestras (Marching Band, Men's Basketball Band, Concert bands)
Women in Tech (specifically Witty Sisters)

What do you know about your program of study now that you wish someone had told you when you were choosing a major?

The UX program here dives deeper than what a website/app looks like. It's more about what the user needs, whether they realize it or not, and create something to meet and exceed those needs.

What would be one piece of advice for prospective students or new Purdue students?

Talk to people, those are connections that could be helpful in the future or just a friend you can rely on for whatever

Have questions? Email me at klopezca@purdue.edu