Kara DeFrias

Kara’s passion for designing engaging experiences has brought her to many exciting places, including the Super Bowl, Oscars, and most recently, the White House as UX Director for Vice President Biden.

Previously, Kara was in the first class of Presidential Innovation Fellows, where she served as entrepreneur in residence to reimagine the relationship between the government and the people from a technology perspective. She also spent 4 years at TurboTax and founded TEDxIntuit.

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  • Guest lectures at Stanford, George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs, and University of California San Diego Summer STEM Academy for high school girls.
  • San Diego Woman of the Year finalist, San Diego Woman Who Moves the City 2011, DCFemTech Powerful Women Designers 2016, Mom’s favorite kid 2012.
  • Highest viewed article: The product manager’s guide to the care and feeding of humans