Castro was passionate about her work at a youth-focused nonprofit, but felt exhausted by the long hours and low pay. After learning about UX design, she was sold. “I was shocked because a lot of what a UX designer does is what I had been doing at my job, except for the design software,” she says.
After UXDI, Castro landed a role helping nonprofits with fundraising and engagement. “We’re constantly saving small organizations time and resources to advance their missions,” she says. “That’s the most gratifying experience.”
Learn more about Castro’s delve into design here.