Web developer. UX designer. Lady in tech.
My name is Radhika.
see what I've made!


The Opportunity Project

Web Development, UX Design

GTLD Network

Wordpress, Web Design

Mr. Leatherback

UX Design

NIST NetZero

Web Development, UX Design

Commerce Data Service

Icon Design

Shout Out! JMU

Wordpress, Web Design

Post Meridian

Graphic Design, Branding

Little Daylight

Graphic Design


Graphic Design, Personal Work

Speaking Engagements

Keynote Speaker

Expanding Economic Opportunity Through Open Data

Cisco Live!, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 2017
Cisco DevNet Create, San Francisco, California, May 2017

Cisco invited The Opportunity Project team to speak about the initiative and to engage developers from across the country with Federal open data. I gave a keynote speech with my colleagues about the project, what we’re working on, what our process is, and how developers can get involved.

View the Keynote Speech Here


Commerce Data Academy

Introduction to User Centered Design, August and September 2017
Introduction to User Experience Design, February and July 2017
Introduction to Design and Photoshop, April and October 2016

The Commerce Data Academy is an educational initiative within the U.S. Department of Commerce with the goal of upskilling Commerce employees with data skills. Educational programming includes classes on data science, web development, and design. I taught six 3-hour long classes within the design subject area, and had a total of 400 students overall.

Workshop Facilitator

Crossroads: Intersectional Feminism and User Experience Design

ColorCoded, Washington D.C., August 2017
UMD Diversity in Computing Summit, Washington D.C., Nov. 2016
TechLady Hackathon, Washington D.C., October 2016

I taught this 45-minute workshop on the ideas of applying the theory of user experience design to feminist problems. Participants learned the basic principles of UX, including empathy building, conducting interviews, creating personas, and research synthesis. Throughout the workshop, I presented a feminist problem for participants to apply their UX skills to, in order to help them ideate on a solution.

Workshop Facilitator

Paper Marbling and Zine Making

Coffee and Design, Washington D.C., August 2017

I taught this workshop with my mentor to a group of creatives in the DC area. We spent the evening marbling paper using shaving cream and food dye, and then turned our marbled papers into mini-zines.


  • Community Manager &
    Digital Lead

    The Opportunity Project
    Department of Commerce

    January 2016 – October 2017

    Facilitated collaboration between developers, designers, subject matter experts, data enthusiasts, and policy specialists to create digital tools using Federal and local open data. Designed print and digital materials for program outreach, coded website changes as needed, and ensured all products were created using human centered design methodologies.

  • Front End Engineer &
    User Experience Designer

    Department of Commerce
    Commerce Data Service

    January 2016 - September 2017

    Interfaced with clients to scope, plan, and execute projects. Conducted rigorous user research, identified personas and end user goals for new products. Created website wireframes and high fidelity prototypes, and coded websites using HTML, CSS, and Javascript. Conducted usability testing on all our products to identify improvements to be made.

  • Web Content Manager


    August 2015 - December 2015

    Migrated content from retired website into Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) at a rate of 15-20 pages per day. Documented CMS bugs and worked with the team to troubleshoot those issues. Learned and followed CEB’s branding and SEO guidelines.

  • Front End Web Developer

    JMU Technology & Design

    August 2014 - May 2015

    Built and maintained University Unions websites using Wordpress. Advised clients on project feasibility and completion. Served as UI/UX designer for web team projects. Collaborated with graphic designers to create mockups for website redesigns.

About Me

My name is Radhika, and I'm a front end developer and user experience designer. I have extensive experience building websites with content management systems, coding websites using Bootstrap, designing interfaces, conducting user experience research, and interfacing with clients. I am passionate about the intersections of design, technology, and community engagement, and I firmly believe we can solve big and small problems through collaboration and human-centered design. I am an advocate for increasing the number of women and people of color in tech, building tech for underrepresented communities, and creating inclusive spaces.


  • Panelist, Cisco Live!, Las Vegas, July 2017
  • Keynote Speaker, Cisco Devnet Create, San Francisco, May 2017
  • Recipient, 2016 DCFemTech Powerful Female Designer Award
  • Organizer & moderator, Diversity & Inclusion Around Open Data Panel, The White House, August 2016
  • Participant, White House Open Data User Engagement Series, Summer 2016
  • Instructor, Commerce Data Academy, Introduction to Design & Photoshop
  • Graduate, General Assembly User Experience Design part-time course
  • Graduate, Design Thinking DC Summer of Design program