DPDF recipient David Platzer spoke with SSRC Program Assistant Nirali Vyas about his work as a user experience (UX) researcher for Adobe. Platzer shares his perspective on connecting academia and industry after discussing his dissertation research on autism, technology, and social design, focusing specifically on autism hiring programs at major technology companies.
Nirali Vyas is a fellowships assistant for the Dissertation Proposal Development Program at the Social Science Research Council. She graduated from the College of New Jersey with a BA in political science and economics in 2016. Prior to joining the SSRC, Vyas worked as a program services intern at the Ford Foundation, analyzing and organizing internal data to aid the Foundation’s programmatic divisions and developing tools for institutional recordkeeping of the organization’s grant history.