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Nice to meet you!

Hello there! My name is Evelyn Flores and I am a UX researcher & designer. I attained a B.S. in Experience Design and a M.S. in Human-Computer Interaction at DePaul University with minors in Information Technology & Graphic Design. Some of my work has focused on researching and designing for learning technology tools & ecosystems in education.  I am interested in equitable and human-centered design that strives to create impactful solutions that make people’s lives easier and meaningful.

I am from Mexico and currently living in Chicago. My other interests include getting better at drawing hands, painting, film- photography, re-learning to rollerblade, and being an avid reader.

✏️  Illustrations

Sometimes I like to make doodles when inspiration hits! 

🗣 Talks

Evanston Township High School - Evanston, IL, 2020

Co-talk to STEM Design & Innovation class about designing with empathy through series of activities and sharing career experiences.

Connected Learning Summit UC Irvine, CA, 2019

Presented design process & development of online tools that provide parents access to STEM out-of-school programs for their youth.

Learning @ Scale Conference - Chicago, IL, 2019

Co-presented about design & utilization of data visualizations to support STEM learning ecosystems across a city.

RESPECT Conference - Minneapolis, MN, 2019

Co-presentation on use of data visualizations for educators in out-of-school programs to increase brokering of STEM learning opportunities for youth.

📝 Publications

Thompson, N., Standberry-Wallace, M., Moore, S., Flores, E., Ju, B., Pinkard, N., Nacu, D., Erete, S. (2022). Focusing on Community for Black and Latina girls While Making at Home. In Proceedings of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference, April 2022. 

Ju, B., Ravenscroft, O., Flores, E., Nacu, D., Erete, S., Pinkard, N. (2020). Understanding Parents' Perceived Barriers to Engaging Their Children in Out-of-School Computer Science Programs. In Proceedings of the 51st ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE '20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 1272. 

Flores, E., Nacu, D., Pinkard, N., Erete, S., Bo, J. (2019). Designing Tools and Social Practices to Engage Families in a Learning Ecology to increase STEM Participation Among Middle School Girls. In Proceedings of the Connected Learning Summit (CLS '19), October, 2019. 

Nacu, D., Upadhyay, P., Skorepa, E., Everette, T., Flores, E., Jackson, M., Pinkard, N. (2019). Implementing Learning Analytics to Foster a STEM Learning Ecosystem at the City-Level: Emerging Research and Design Challenges. In Proceedings of the Sixth (2019) ACM Conference on Learning @ Scale (L@S '19). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 38, 1–4.

Nacu, D., Flores, E., Baran, A., Keoborakot, N., Skorepa, E., Saul, E. (2019). Strategies for Brokering Future Learning Opportunities in an Out-of-School STEM Program for Middle School Girls. In Proceedings of the Research in Equity and Sustained Participation in Engineering, Computing, and Technology (RESPECT) Annual Conference, February 2018. 

Nacu, D., Flores, E., Baran, A., Keoborakot, N., Pinkard, N. (2018). Building Mentor Capacity for Brokering in Informal Learning Environments. In Proceedings of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference, April 2018. 

Nacu, D., Flores, E., Baran, A., Keoborakot, N., Baltes, J., Pinkard, N. (2017). Using Data Visualizations to Enable and Enhance Learning Support Roles for Educators in an Out-of-School STEM Program. In Proceedings of the Center for Innovative Research in Cyberlearning (CL), April 2017.