Corey Ponder

User Experience Analyst and Writer in California

Corey Ponder

User Experience Analyst and Writer in California

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I am driven by my passion for people and giving back. It is the common thread that exists within everything I do. I currently work in Silicon Valley in product optimization with the user's experience at the forefront of my work. I am also a lover of understanding and analyzing policies and regulations so that we can identify solutions that make a difference in people's lives. I am also the founder and a blogger for Collected Young Minds, a site dedicated to giving a voice to millennials to think, discuss, and engage on issues that matter to them. I have been blogging for over five years, mostly inspired to write about politics, activism, and civic engagement, which gave birth to the idea for CYM.

I also believe that everyone has the capacity to facilitate change and progress - my outlet for doing so is through community service, working with nonprofits dedicated to providing philanthropic opportunities to young professionals.

I grew up just outside of Atlanta, GA, and love my southern roots. If I were president for 100 days, my first major Executive Order would be to mandate sweet tea (not sweetened tea) be served in any establishment that also serves food.

Strengthfinder Top Five: context, developer, empathy, strategic, positivity

  • #technology
  • #writing
  • #causes
  • #volunteering
  • #politics
  • Work
    • Silicon Valley
  • Education
    • University of California Berkeley
    • Vanderbilt University