Amira A. Pettus

About

 
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I’M Amira, A product designer and strategist with background in user research.

I’ve had the opportunity to work with organizations across a variety of domains in the US, Ecuador, Chile, England, Rwanda, and India. My personal passion, however lies at the intersection of global health and technology.

Currently you will find me splitting my time between ThoughtWorks’ offices in Quito and Santiago on a retail project. Prior to my work here in Chile, I was leading the design of a digital health record for frontline health workers in rural Rwanda. I was also a Global Health Corp Fellow. I earned my MFA in Design and Technology from Parsons The New School for Design and my BS in Science, Technology, and Culture from the Georgia Institute of Technology. 

As a designer I think its important to:

  1. Make the invisible visible whether it be problems, patterns, biases, or interconnections

  2. Build capacity in local communities and organizations

  3. Create sustainable products and services based on data