Hey there, I'm Sami.

I’m a fourth year student at the University of Washington studying Informatics with a concentration in Human-Computer Interaction. I strive to create products and experiences that are inclusive, empowering, and positively impact the world in some way.

Before coming to university, I didn't have a specific career path in mind. All I knew was that I wanted to do something creative and impact people. During my freshman year, an Informatics course introduced me to UX design and research. I was fascinated, and I knew then I wanted to enter the design space. I'd realized design was far greater than visual aesthetics: it can truly help people and change the direction of our world.

Inspired by the course, I applied to the Informatics program, getting accepted at the end of my freshman year. The cross-disciplinary nature of the program has molded me into a well-rounded designer.

In Summer '22, I completed a Product Design internship at Substantial, an industry-leading digital innovation and build studio headquartered in Seattle. This past summer I engaged in UX research at The User Empowerment Lab, a research lab at the University of Washington focused on the creation of meaningful human experiences in digital systems.

Some things I enjoy