Yesenia Perez-Cruz is a designer, speaker, and writer based out of Philadelphia. She is a Senior UX Manager at Shopify, Polaris. Previously, she led the Product Design team at Vox Media. She also worked at agencies like Happy Cog and Ey-Intuitive for clients like Viacom, Papa John's, Harvard University, fonts.com, and BBVA Compass. 

She's spoken around the world at conferences like An Event Apart, Velocity, and SXSW Interactive about the intersection of design and technology. 

Yesenia's passionate about increasing inclusivity in tech, designing responsibly, and leading with empathy. 

When she's not designing, you may find her photographing her beautiful city of Philadelphia, trying a new recipe, or digging into her stash of unread books.