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Hannah May
hmay2@wellesley.edu


PROFILE SUMMARY


I am a 2021 magna cum laude graduate of Wellesley College with an Honors degree in Media Arts and Computer Sciences. I currently work in product development at one of the largest education technology companies. Past working experiences include freelance video producing and editing, teaching computer animation to high school students, and researching with the Wellesley College Computer Science department.

Additionally, I worked for two years in residential life at Wellesley College, first as a Resident Assistant and the following year as a House President, which gave me hands-on management and community development experience. At Wellesley, I was also the team captain of the varsity swimming and diving team for two years.

EDUCATION


Wellesley College, Wellesley MA | Class of 2021
Magna Cum Laude, 3.80 GPA
Bachelor of Arts
in Media Arts and Computer Sciences Science,
awarded High Honors for Thesis in Art 

WORK EXPERIENCE


Product Assistant, Cengage Group
August 2021 - Present

  • Provide dynamic support during all phases of the product development cycle to the Marketing and Business Product Teams
  • Identify pain points in digital products that affect all stakeholders, including students, instructors, and authors
  • Audit existing products and content to diagnose learning experience with regard to accessibility, diversity, and inclusion
  • Design and analyze both quantitative and qualitative user research with Qualtrics
  • Present research findings and inform strategic product decisions
  • Facilitate design sprints by creating prototypes and workflows in Jira and Trello
  • Udemy certification in Master Digital Product Design: UX Research and UI Design

House President, Beebe Hall, Wellesley
Summer 2020 - June 2021

  • Managed, supervised, and mentored staff of eight Resident Assistants
  • Led weekly staff meetings and one-on-ones with RAs
  • Designed and implemented community events and safety measures
  • Boosted residential engagement from previous years
  • Launched solutions to COVID-19 related residential issues
  • Spearheaded a more efficient student-run lockout procedure
  • Wrote, designed, and circulated Beebe Hall’s weekly newsletter

ID Tech Virtual Animation Instructor
Summer 2020

  • Constructed an engaging curriculum that taught students how to use Adobe Photoshop, Animate, Premiere and Maya 
  • Built a classroom community that facilitates each child’s learning and collaboration
  • Focused expressly on catering to consumer experience by applying feedback from weekly evaluations by parents, students, and supervisor

Wellesley College Researcher
Summer 2019

  • Conducted research exploring colonialism within video games
  • Performed code analysis of Minecraft
  • Engineered an independent learning experience in which I built an underwater 3D simulation using Unity 3D

CONTENT & DESIGN EXPERIENCE


UX Design, Data Analytics & Web Development
2018 - present     Conducted user experience research via interviews and focus groups
    Designed low fidelity and high fidelity prototypes with Figma and Invision
    Presented findings to LTS, which were incorporated into system redesign
  • Researcher and web developer for Data Analytics & Visualizations team
    Scraped data from Spotify and Genius to discern gender bias in pop lyrics
    Created Bayes Learning AI classifier and predictor using NLTK
    Head designer, coder, and copywriter for team's website

Video Production & Editing
2018 - present
  • Commissioned by Wellesley Cinema and Media Studies and Art departments to produce promotional videos that recruit prospective students and increase engagement
  • Designed concept, storyboarded, and interviewed candidates
  • Applied stakeholder feedback throughout all iterations of project
  • Creator of 13 independent video projects, both digital and animated

Social Media Manager
2018 - 2021
  • Conceptualized and cultivated a strong brand identity
  • Created and publicized videos, infographics, and shareable content
  • Exceeded fundraising objective by 20 donors for annual campaign
  • Raised a total of $7,337 for team equipment and apparel

WZLY Radio Host & Producer
2018 - present
  • Produce and host a weekly one hour radio show on Sunday morning.
  • Host and interview guests
  • Produce podcasts with the News Committee.

CERTIFICATIONS


  • Udemy's Master Digital Product Design: UX Research and UI Design
  • Cengage Accessible Design workshop
  • Mental Health First Aid

SKILLS


Design
  • User Experience
    Prototyping (Invision, Figma)
    Accessibility auditing
  • Animation
    3D Modeling
    Frame-by-frame

Technical
  • Programming: Python, Java, C#, HTML, CSS, JavaScript/jquery
  • Editing: Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere, Animate, Illustrator, After Effects, Audition
  • Filming: DSLR camera, Ronin, audio/lighting equipment
  • 3D Modeling: Unity 3D, Maya

Interpersonal
• Conflict mediation
• Mental Health First Aider
• Intercultural competency

LEADERSHIP 


  • Wellesley College Varsity Swimming and Diving Team Captain, 2019 - 2021
  • Resident Assistant, 2019 - 2020
  • House President, 2020-2021

SPECIAL HONORS


  • Camellia Student Leadership Award Sed Ministrare winner 2021 
  • Honors Thesis Graduate, MAS Dept.
  • NEWMAC Conference Awards 
    Academic All-Conference 2018 - 2020 
    Swimmer of the Week Jan. 2019 & 2020

RELEVANT COURSES


2D Design
Computer Programming and Problem Solving
Moving Image
Introduction to Video Production
Intermediate Video Production
Advanced Video Production
Virtual Form
Human Computer Interaction
Front-End Web Development
Data Analytics and Visualization
Writing for Television
21st Century Documentaries