From rx to ux—
The number one question I get from people is, “why did you switch from pharmacy to UX design?” Well, the journey was long, but one of the best decisions I ever made. Why? Because I found my passion.
I did my clinical rotations in many different areas of pharmacy, but none of them ignited a passion in me until I started a pharmacoeconomics rotation where I focused on a diabetes application and the effect usage can have on patient outcomes. I found myself recommending updates on the app based off of first hand knowledge of patient usage from previous rotations and how these updates could foster more controlled therapy.
This was the defining moment I knew I wanted to work in tech. After much research and networking, I discovered the field of UX design. It incorporated research, problem solving without limiting creativity, and in the end I am still able to help people.
For the past 2 years, I have worked on mobile and web platforms and have been exposed to empathizing with users through research, gathering and defining requirements from stakeholders, ideating, prototyping, and user testing in an agile environment. I strive to continue advocating for users and pushing myself to think outside the box for solutions that create seamless experiences for all.