Hello! My name is Kylie (“Ky”) Wojciechowski, and, to answer your question, the trick to pronouncing my last name is to say “Where’s your house key?” quickly.
Now that that’s out of the way: I’m a technical writer, UX researcher, and user advocate.
I’m in my first year in the Master of Science in Information program at the University of Michigan’s School of Information, specializing in UX Research & Design.
I graduated magna cum laude from Saginaw Valley State University in May 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Professional & Technical Writing. I also studied philosophy.
When I wasn’t in class, I served as a senior mentor at SVSU’s Writing Center, as web editor of my campus newspaper, and as an information management co-op at The Dow Chemical Company. (I transitioned to that role full-time immediately following graduation.) I’m passionate about usable and accessible writing and design, which came through in my work as a junior researcher with SVSU’s Center for Usability Studies and Universal Design.
Above all, I value clear, honest communication. I value writing as a powerful form of communication, used to understand ourselves and the world around us, and this comes through in all the work I do.
In terms of the unofficial, off-the-record Kylie, I am pretty simple. I read and travel and listen to podcasts. In the summer, I longboard. Other than that, I spend most of my time with my friends and family and the dogs my family got to replace me when I left for college.
Photo by Jacob Browning Photography.