Amelia Abreu is a design researcher and the founder of UX Night School, a community-based professional skills workshop for adults working in design and technology. Based in Portland, Oregon, she has worked with teams at Nike, Mozilla, Wal-mart, Microsoft Research and Intel, as well as startups and cultural organizations. She holds a BA from the Evergreen State College and graduate degrees in Human Computer Interaction and Information Studies from the University of Washington and the University of Texas-Austin. As a speaker, she has presented at tech industry conferences including JS Conf EU, Write the Docs, and Open Source Bridge, and has been an invited speaker at colleges and universities including Brown, RISD, University of Texas at Austin, and Reed College. Her writing has been featured in The New Inquiry, Motherboard, Model View Culture, and the BBC.