Hello there! I'm Irene Alvarado, a designer and creative coder based in Pittsburgh and NYC. I believe in approaching big problems with an interdisciplinary mindset and in constantly learning by doing through rapid iteration.
Originally from Caracas, Venezuela I moved to the US to attend Columbia University, and started out halfway in the arts (history) and halfway in engineering (computer science). I completed a double BS/BA degree and after college joined a small passionate team at a tech think tank helping companies think through their tech strategy.
Now I am working towards a master in Human Computer Interaction and Emerging Media at Carnegie Mellon University. I investigate the digital threads that connect design, visualization, storytelling, and computation. I use a combination of design thinking and technical expertise to create interactive experiences and data visualization projects. I enjoy bouldering and am currently in a cybernetics reading group where we mostly talk about systems thinking.