ANNIKA MATTA is a user experience designer at a brand-new, confidential consumer tech startup in Silicon Valley. She is a recent graduate of Stanford, holding a bachelor’s degree in product design and a master’s in mechanical engineering from the university. Matta has made her passion for user-centered design the focus of all her design work, which has ranged from making 3D printing accessible to kids (3D-printed cookies, anyone?) to helping shy kids be heard  in classrooms. She loves getting others excited about design in all forms, serving as a coach for student design teams at Stanford, and now here in Los Angeles.