Hey there, I'm Sami.

I’m a third 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. I truly appreciate the cross-disciplinary nature of the program, as the technical and creative education has molded me into a well-rounded designer.

This summer, I completed a Product Design internship at Substantial, an industry-leading digital innovation and build studio headquartered in Seattle.

I'm always open to meeting new people, so please feel free to reach out!

Some things I enjoy