Alina I'vette Fernandez, PhD

User Experience Research Lead, Racial Equity in Design and Data Initiative | Citi Ventures

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Alina I'vette (she/they) is a UX researcher who analyzes the power dynamics that mediate and shape people's experiences of financial technologies. She's focused on mitigating bias in emerging technologies and enjoys exploring all things Web3.ย 

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She has processed 3 archival collections and curated related exhibits. Sheโ€™s an expert in WOC feminisms and civic and political engagement. Alina is a Gates Millennium Scholar and holds a PhD in Latin American and Latino Studies with emphasis in Sociology; her dissertation concerned the political practices of Latina Sorority Girls.ย 

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Outside of work, she loves to travel; her career as a UX researcher made that dream a reality, and sheโ€™s been to 4 countries (UAE, Mauritius, Malaysia, and Singapore) since she joined Citi last year. She likes trying new physical activities, from powerlifting to aerial yoga. Sheโ€™s from Scranton, PA, and sheโ€™s never watched The Office.ย 

Currently listening to:
on their summer reading list:
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Alina I'vette Fernandez, PhD headshot - woman with long dark curly hair and black glasses in blue shirt against blurred background
Currently listening to:
on their summer reading list:
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho