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UX Researcher

Fair Lawn, NJ
February 27, 2020

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Olga Tereshina

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UX Researcher


Dedicated, interpersonal, detail –oriented, creative researcher with MD in Sociology/IT, 4+ years of experience. Investigation of users’ behavior, pain points, attitudes, motivation, feedbacks. Collection, diagnosis, analysis of databases. Collaborate with team of UX, PM, staff to conduct quantitative and qualitative researches. The great achievements in the interpretation of data, definition of Information Architecture, creation workflow diagrams. Uncover insights and tell stories from the research.


Bryansk State University, Bryansk, Russia

Bachelor degree in Psychology, User Experience, Human Centered Interaction/Design, 2003

Master’s Degree in Sociology, 2005

PhD in History, 2009

Duke University Certification: Programming Foundations with JavaScript, HTML, CSS, 2017


Independent Researcher, Fair Lawn, NJ June 2016 – Present

Conduct own research projects about accessibility of mobile applications for aging people

Create research plans (goal, stakeholders, target segments, research methodology, script development, recruitment, facilitation, data analysis, report presentation)

Implement quantitative /qualitative methods of researches (moderated testing, observation, surveys, user personas, analysis etc

Analyze online databases, publish articles and user story, proofread content for website

Conduct usability testing and another test sessions (ethnographies, A/B testing, card sorting)

Work with MySQL, written SQL queries to retrieve data from the database

Russian State Social University, Moscow, Russia Sept 2011 – Jun 2016

Researcher /Associate Professor

Lectured " Sociology ", “Public Policy”, “National relations”, created own curriculum

Provided sociological surveys, interviewing, focus group

Conducted own researches about World War II, published articles

Searched archives, online databases, prepare literature reviews, translate materials

Organized the publicity events (talks, meetings, exhibitions, students exchange program)

Moscow Aviation Institute, Moscow, Russia Feb 2008 – Aug 2011

Researcher /Associate Professor

Lectured “Sociology", “History”, created test materials

Provided sociometry, made sociogram, monitored ongoing data collection

Organized biographical researches of Moscow university’s professors in XVIII c.

Participated in the conferences, presented research findings, made written reports

Technical Skills: Research, Psychology, Testing, Prototyping, Data analysis, Usability testing, UI/UX Design, Interviewing, Qualitative researches, Ethnography, Database, Agile methodologies, Customer service, Project management, Public relations, Creative writing, Social media, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, SDLC, Human resources, Analytical Review, SQL, Wireframing

Languages: Fluent in Russian and English, working knowledge of German

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