Joan Palmiter Bajorek, PhD


Head of Conversational Research & Strategy • Seattle, WA

Dr. Joan Palmiter Bajorek is the Head of Conversational Research and Strategy at VERSA and the Founder & Director of Women in Voice. Her PhD research has been published by Harvard Business Review, Cambridge University Press, SoundHound, and UXmatters, exploring the future of voice technology, bias in AI, and multimodal user experiences.

She was named an Alexa Award Finalist as “Executive of the Year” in 2019 and a “Top 11 Influencer of Voice” by Previous roles of hers include Principal UX Researcher at the University of Arizona and a Senior Conversation Experience Designer at Nuance.