Jennifer Anne Hottle

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work experience

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Student Trainee (Office of Communications)
Greenbelt, Maryland | August 2015 – present

Blackboard, User Experience Intern (Content Development)
Washington, D.C. | June 2015 – August 2015

The Diamondback, General Assignment Editor/News Editor/Reporter/Copy Editor
College Park, Maryland | January 2012 – May 2015

Capital News Service, Multimedia Reporter and Designer
College Park, Maryland | August 2014 – May 2015

The Daily Record, Reporting Intern
Baltimore, Maryland | June 2014 – August 2014

USA TODAY, Editorial Intern (premium publications)
McLean, Virginia | June 2013 – August 2013


HTML, CSS, JavaScript
Adobe CC 2017: After Effects, Experience Design (Xd), Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere Pro
WordPress, Drupal

design + research skills

Design thinking
Persona design and journey mapping
Wireframing and rapid prototyping
Content strategy
Information architecture
Contextual inquiry
A/B testing and card sorting
Ethnographic field research
Usability testing
Synthesizing qualitative and quantitative research
Responsive web design
Data visualization


University of Maryland College Park

  • M.S. in Human-Computer Interaction (Anticipated May 2017)
  • B.A. in Multiplatform Journalism (May 2015)
  • Honors Program: Digital Cultures and Creativity (completed Spring 2013)

honors + awards

2015 Philip Merrill College of Journalism Outstanding Multimedia Student Award

2014 MDDC Reese Cleghorn Summer Scholarship

2014 Richard W. Worthington Journalism Scholarship

2013 Carolyn A. and Howard F. Ahrens Scholarship


Bitcamp, director
Oversaw a 36-hour hackathon at the University of Maryland. The entirely student-run event attracts about 1,000 hackers from around the country. Served as executive director for the 2016 hackathon (April 8-10, 2016) and press director for the 2015 hackathon (April 10-12, 2015).

Technica, organizer
Served as a member on the events team for the University of Maryland’s first-ever all-ladies hackathon, which had about 400 participants in 2015 and then became the largest female hackathon in the world in 2016 with 825 participants. 

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