Alex is a designer and software engineer who lives in Cambridge and studies at MIT Sloan.
Working in a Computational Biology lab at Brown University, I wondered why all our laboratory software was so hard to use. It didn’t seem like it needed to be that way – and I wanted to make it better. Before I knew it, I was neck deep in the design world – taking classes at RISD and launching apps with friends.
After graduating in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Computational Biology, I found a healthy mix of engineering and design at IBM Design. There I grew my design research and thinking experience, and honed my UX and front-end engineering skills. I missed the life sciences though, and Transcriptic offered the perfect next step.
I joined Transcriptic in 2016 as their first and only designer. While there, I built the design team and discipline establishing – among other things – a product development process grounded in user research, a design system called Amino, and a strong brand identity.
In August 2020, I decided to take a step away from the startup world, and started the MBA program at the MIT Sloan School of Management. At Sloan I'm excited to focus on product management and strategy. In 2022 I intend to return to world of biotech to continue building new tools for scientists.