My name is Janet Chu.

A little bit about myself.

I’m a multilingual design researcher with a profound desire to be a change agent for society. I’m passionate about improving others’ lives through creating better experiences. I conduct research and design products or processes with a user-centered approach. My superpower is to listen to how people feel and to observe how people use things and form habits. From there, I find ways to make things a bit easier to accomplish, and ultimately meet people’s unmet needs.

I’m a curious learner and a big-picture thinker. I constantly spot problems and strategize to optimize current situations. I enjoy working on projects end to end, from ideation all the way to development. I’m also a storyteller who seeks to empathize, understand, and amplify unheard voices.

I recently graduated with a Master’s in Professional Writing and a Data Analytics Graduate Certificate from the University of Cincinnati. My background in music and business studies has empowered me to use my creativity, empathy, and analytical sense intuitively. As a former non-profit arts marketer, I place those I serve as the center and am extremely resourceful. I believe everyone deserves to receive the best regardless of where they are coming from.

My heavy involvement in AIESEC, a global youth leadership organization during college inspired me to lead and serve for the betterment of the global society. I’m an advocate for the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals #12 (Responsible Consumption and Production) and #14 (Life Below Water).

I enjoy reading and treasure hunting at thrift stores during my free time. I also love traveling and volunteering abroad during longer holidays to learn about different cultures and make friends.

My Values

Always Learning Something New
Learning new things is hard and uncomfortable. But when we give up being new and awkward, we stop growing; And when we stop growing, we stop living.

Work Hard, Play Hard
I’m always all-in. It annoys me to do things with one foot out of the door. Once a goal is set or a promise is made, I’ll meet you at the finish line. No excuse, no bullshit.

Authenticity is the Key to Leadership
Leaders don’t play politics; Leaders serve. In order to demonstrate and stand up for what you truly care about, you have to know your own values. Stay true to yourself and stay true to others.

Stay Humble
Everyone has a story to tell and something unique to teach us. Respect and treat others with empathy. You will ultimately figure we share more in common than we actually realize.

The Art of Play

Sometimes I do things just for fun! This is the Produce Rainbow for Pride Inside.