Hello! I’m Karena. A product designer born and raised in Northern CA.

I first discovered my passion for problem solving through design thinking when I attended the University of Washington in Seattle. I received my Bachelors of Science in Human Centered Design & Engineering, where I spent my time doing this like guerrilla usability studies at the Sea-Tac airport and collaborating with product teams at Amazon. These experiences have taught me to use research and data to deliver simplified experiences.

I’ve always been big on asking questions, and getting to know people and their story. I’m a self-starter who has worked on high performing product/design/engineering teams at Intuit, Roblox, and Amazon. My career has taken me all along the west coast (Southern California to Washington), giving me the opportunity to explore new cities and adventures.

Currently, I design simplified tax prep experiences for over 30 million people at Intuit TurboTax.