Amy Lew grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and graduated in 2009 with a B.S. from UC San Diego in Cognitive Science, specializing in Human-Computer Interaction, along with a minor in Political Science. Most of her academic work dealt with cognitive ethnography and distributed cognition, and she worked with subjects ranging from infants to professional dancers. She has a passion for helping users achieve their working goals, and through this program, she hopes to better integrate design into her cognitive background so she can build great interfaces. When not working like mad in HCI, she finds the time to bake, knit, and listen to music. And if she couldn’t work in HCI, she’d probably try to open up a cafe that would combine these three things. And Nutella would likely be involved.