Adriana Navarro-Sainz is a user experience designer and researcher. Currently, she is a UX Design Researcher at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Research Foundation where she crafts patient-facing and research-focused digital systems to improve patient experience and accelerate scientific discovery. Adriana is also pursuing a Doctorate Degree (PhD) in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) at the School of IT, University of Cincinnati working under the supervision of Dr. Annu Prabhakar. Her research focuses on creating technological interventions to improve the healthcare experience of women during life transitions such as menarche, pregnancy, motherhood, and menopause. Prior, Adriana obtained a Master of Design (MDes) from DAAP at the University of Cincinnati. While pursuing her masters, she was a research fellow at Live Well Collaborative where she was tasked with solving complex user experience problems employing human-centered methodologies for large companies such as Procter and Gamble, GE Aviation, Kroger, United Healthcare, The Boeing Company, and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. As a graduate student, she interned at Hewlett Packard and worked on exploring opportunities for voice-user interfaces to be integrated into printing experiences. Adriana began her career working as a digital designer for various industries ranging from retail to advertising in Mexico and Canada. Adriana’s work has been patented, published and presented at various conferences. She has also won multiple awards and grants throughout her career including the Manuel Gamio National Prize and ‘In the Arena’ award.