Jennifer Anne Hottle

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work experience

Capital One, User Experience Designer 
Vienna, Virginia | July 2017 – present

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Student Trainee (Office of Communications)
Greenbelt, Maryland | August 2015 – June 2017

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

The Diamondback, News Editor and Reporter
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
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 (May 2017)
  • B.A. in Multiplatform Journalism (May 2015)
  • Honors Program: Digital Cultures and Creativity (capstone completed Spring 2013)

honors + awards

2017 Human-Computer Interaction Master’s Program Best Student Project/Paper Award (University of Maryland)

2017 Spring Commencement Student Speaker, College of Information Studies (University of Maryland)

2016 University of Maryland Department of Computer Science Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference scholarship winner

2015 Philip Merrill College of Journalism Outstanding Multimedia Student Award (University of Maryland)

2014 MDDC Reese Cleghorn Summer Scholarship (Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association)

2014 Richard W. Worthington Journalism Scholarship (University of Maryland)

2013 Carolyn A. and Howard F. Ahrens Scholarship (University of Maryland)


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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