Emma M. Levitt

Mechanical Engineer, Human Factors, UX, Usability Researcher Philadelphia, PA

“Sometimes you need to look at it from a different perspective”

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As a recent grad with an academically diverse background, I bring a fresh perspective to any engineering problem to ideate and design a better solution. I am a dedicated team player, eager to learn and determined to work hard to get the job done. My passion is to advocate for the user by performing usability tests, practice human factors and design intuitive user interfaces.

My ability to connect with many different kinds of people is what sets me apart from my peers. My project teammates are always impressed with my resourcefulness to pull in different expertise to produce the best product we can. I am confident that my technical background, proven leadership and mentorship skills, and creative mindset will be valuable to your industry.

Explore my portfolio to learn more about me as an engineer and designer. Please contact me to chat about how I can help you in your business goals.

You can read my latest blogpost at http://dscience.com/a-guide-to-trainings/

Education

Tufts University

B.S. Mechanical Engineering

I am a recent grad with a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering and minor Human Factors Engineering. During my college experience, I was able to take advantage of the interdisciplinary studies that Tufts has to offer in the School of Engineering. A school dedicated to lifelong learning and active citizenship, Tufts Chaplaincy gave me the opportunity to lead the Protestant Student Association through my 3 years ministry, building up this religious organization to 3x its size and offering space for protestant students on campus. While pursing my engineering degree, I was able to become a board member for the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), all while participating in Chambers Singers/Concert Choir and Tufts Dance Collective. My well-rounded Tufts experience has lead me to wanting to pursue a career where I can be creative and technical to help everyday consumers lead better lives.

Winston Churchill High School

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Experience

Human Factors Engineer (Design)

Design Science Consulting, Inc.

As an Associate Engineer at Design Science, I’ve been researching and consulting on in products in healthcare technology. I conduct qualitative and evaluative research using a range of methods including Formative and Validation usability testing, focus groups, design workshops, and market research. I work in multidisciplinary teams with other designers, videographers, directors and recruiters to deliver quality insight and data driven results. We code, analyze, and visualize this data to provide our clients with recommendations for how to improve the usability and safety of their products, through. I also create in house employee training to drive innovation and be a front runner in growing the company.

Usability Researcher

Digital Loom

This contract position for a local web design firm provided me with an opportunity to perform 20 usability tests on their new website prototypes. I wrote up reports to make valuable design recommendations to improve the usability on their products.

STOMP Fellow

Center for Engineering Education Outreach

This summer I created 7 short films to introduce other STOMPer employees to the interworkings of being a teacher. You can find this project here on my website

I taught 5th graders Electricity and Materials one hour per week in their classroom. I work with another student and the full time teacher to create lesson plans. I work with the students one on one which is very rewarding for me to see them grow.

User Experience Design Intern

Pegasystems Inc.

I worked on a design team to create new applications and update existing web designs. I facilitated usability tests as well as organized company files. Lastly I gave presentations of my work to stakeholders.

Engineering Psychologist (Student Trainee)

Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

My main job was to facilitate weekly flight simulation experiments. I analyzed and presented technical data to task managers and the project team. I supported day-to-day operations consisting of various standardized procedures and maintained electronic data using standard and customized programs. Acquired Security Clearance

Camp Counselor

Barbara C. Harris Camp and Conference Center

Planned and led social, arts and crafts, and athletic activities for kids. Promoted a safe and enjoyable environment for campers aged 8-17, a group with about 10 campers each week.

Engineering Intern

Shumaker Consulting Engineering & Land Surveying, D.P.C.

I shadowed CAD engineers and was on survey crew.

Executive Tutor

Peer2Peer Tutors, Aristotle Circle

I currently tutor 15 students in high school Math and Science subjects. My patients, ability to connect with these students, and strong math foundation make me a successful tutor. Through great client reviews, my warm personality and effective communication, I earned an award for Tutor of the Month for Jan 2016.

Skills

Client Management Data Visualization DatStat Survey Creation & Analysis Validation Study Design Leadership Development SolidWorks Illustrator Sketch Marvel Scratch Microsoft Office AutoCAD Inventor 3D Studio Max MATLAB MathCAD Google Sketch-Up Public Speaking iMovie Singing

Awards

2016

Tutor of the Month & First of the Year, Aristotle Circle Peers (This distinction recognizes tutors for their outstanding commitment to AC and eagerness to go above and beyond the call of duty.)

2014

Silver Award for Outstanding Collegiate Section, Society of Women Engineers (My SWE section won this award for our membership programs and the quality of membership)

2014

Membership Award, Society of Women Engineers Region F (My SWE section won the membership award recognized by the region for our outstanding membership!)

2013

Certificate of Completion of the Collegiate Leadership Institute, Society of Women Engineers (I was nominated to represent my region as a SWE Future Leader. This was part of the training at the leadership conference.)

2010

Showmanship Award, Hanover/Lee-Davis Festival of Choirs (I personally received the Showmanship for an outstanding performance in my high school’s show choir competition in Hanover, VA. )