Human Factors and Applied Cognition
Kaitlin is a part-time Master's student in the Human Factors and Applied Cognition program. She received her B.S. at Virginia Tech in Industrial & Systems Engineering with a minor in Green Engineering. There, she took classes that heightened her interests in human-centered design: Human Factors, Ergonomics, and Design Appreciation. Kaitlin was most active as Chapter President for the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineering society (IISE, formally IIE) where she raised funds and provided a unique experience to 41 students by hosting the first on-campus training for Six Sigma Yellow Belt. During her time at college, she had the opportunity to complete two varying internships: a Quality Engineer at a manufacturing company and a Data Researcher at a Consulting firm.
After graduating, Kaitlin took a job with Deloitte Consulting in Rosslyn, Virginia where she progressed from Technology Consulting to User Experience Designer. Her interests include Product Design, Usability, and Ergonomics and is hoping to find research over the next few years that embraces these aspects.