In this episode of the Anthro to UX podcast, Vanessa Whatley speaks with Matt Artz about her UX journey. We discuss how a degree in human factors complemented her anthropology degree and how it prepared her to work at Google and now lead research at Twilio.
About Vanessa Whatley
Vanessa Whatley is an anthropologist and Head of Research – Data & Growth at Twilio. Previously, she was a UX Researcher & Strategist at Google, where she worked on improving the advertising experience for small and medium-sized businesses.
She studied Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, and went on to get an MS in Human Factors in Information Design at Bentley.
Vanessa believes in a human-centered approach and is passionate about helping companies gain a deep understanding of people to create products that are useful and relevant.