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UXPA Boston Board Nominee: Meryll Davis



I am a UX researcher and designer with a Master’s in Counseling Psychology and a professional background in counseling and program management at community-focused nonprofits. During the pandemic, I decided to make a career change into UX and now have several years of experience in the field as a UX design consultant for a health insurance company, a research associate at the Bentley University User Experience Center, and a UX generalist at The Andover Companies. I am also nearing the completion of my Master’s from Bentley University in Humans Factors in Information Design. My areas of expertise lie in qualitative field research and analysis, personas and journey mapping, visual communications design, service design, and Human/AI interaction. I take a human-centered and empathy-driven approach in all my work, and I care deeply about the organizations and people with whom I work. I focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of user-experience, and I especially love to explore the deeper psychological, philosophical, and artistic elements of human/technology interaction.

Why join the UXPA Boston Board of Directors

I seek to join the UXPA board to contribute my research, design, event-planning, and communications expertise to bringing a diverse group of wonderful people together to learn and grow in our understanding and practice of all things UX. I was profoundly inspired by the UXPA community members whom I met at the UXPA Conference in 2022. I knew from that experience that the UXPA was an effort I wanted to be more deeply a part of. By joining the board, I feel I could learn significantly from experienced board members and enthusiastically contribute my unique skill set to the mix – especially in the area of communications and event coordination.

Volunteering information

In the last few years, I have volunteered with local food pantries and food delivery services, community outreach programs to marginalized youth and adults, as a companion to elders in the Cambridge community, as a grant writer for nonprofit start-ups, and as a base and project manager for international disaster relief nonprofits such as All Hands All Hearts.