Research Operations Manager

Christen is part of a Design Operations team that educates others on ways to incorporate human centered methods into the design process. As part of this team, she curates Workday’s annual internal Design Conference. One goal of this conference is to encourage and support community connections. Additionally, she recently launched a program that aims to reinforce a Culture of Critique by providing the tools needed to give and receive actionable design feedback.

Christen has also worked as a technical support specialist, software trainer, quality assurance engineer and UX Researcher. Before joining Workday, she worked on hospice, database, and mobile security products.

Christen has a Masters in Information Management and Systems from UC Berkeley.

Summits Attended: 2018 SF, 2021 Debug

Diverse representation is a priority for us. We're proud to say that our Summit speakers are 80% queer women, 50% women of color, 25% Black & Latinx, and 15% transgender and gender nonconforming.