Katie Panciera
Berea College
2005
User Experience Researcher
Facebook

Katie studied math and computer science at Berea College. Like many students, she gained diverse work experience at Berea, serving as the assistant to the chair of the Music Department and working as a teaching assistant for the math and computer science departments. After earning her bachelor’s degree, Katie went on to graduate school with the intention to teach computer science at a liberal arts college, a goal that she made after serving as a teaching assistant for an Introduction to Computer Science class at Berea. Reflecting on the value of that labor position, Katie said, “I got a head start on grad school by already having three years of experience in teaching. As a teaching assistant, it was nice to have the basics down so I could focus on new skills like how to write assignments and exams.” Katie now works as a User Experience Researcher at Facebook as she completes her doctorate in computer science.