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Hi. I’m Nivi

“Striving to distill simple, intuitive, and beautiful solutions from complex problems.” —Harishankar on LinkedIn
“Striving to distill simple, intuitive, and beautiful solutions from complex problems.” —Harishankar on LinkedIn

I applied for the user experience (UX) design Internship at Amazon and got an email a month or so later. After a few interviews, I was offered the position.

I was struck by how incredibly smart and helpful everyone was. I could stop by anyone’s desk and get a quick critique on my work. I received great advice many times.

Many products on Amazon are from third-party sellers who use Amazon’s platform, Seller Central, to manage their online business. My team designed the experiences sellers have there.

I held a design lab, bringing together project stakeholders to brainstorm and tease out requirements. It was great experience to lead that.

I miss the weather. It was surprisingly perfect.

At TCNJ, I created the TCNJ Wellness App to give students ready access to all the resources in the college for mental health. Winning the Polansky Fellowship supported my work.

I want to revolutionize the way people interact with each other and their environments.

I start as a UX designer at Amazon the first week of June.

To grow, it’s necessary to do unfamiliar things and be uncomfortable. Lots of things felt scary, but I got past that initial fear. I worked hard and put myself out there.

I’m excited about learning how to survive on another coast alone. —Niveda Harishankar ’16, interactive multimedia major

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