Leo is a veteran user experience strategist and researcher who has developed insights-based strategies for clients including USAA, Philips, Johnson Controls, Impinj, and the Federal Government. He brings a unique approach and toolkit to his work, borrowing from his past experience as a Naval Nuclear Engineer combined with a formal education in design research. This background allows Leo to approach challenges with a holistic, systems-thinking mindset that assures insights are both actionable and appropriate in the greater context. Leo holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Montana Tech and a master’s in Industrial Design with an emphasis on Design Research from Arizona State University. He is also the founder of the Learn UX Seattle meetup group, one of the largest UX groups in Seattle.