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My Name's Melinda Ng.

If you're wondering how to say my last name, try pronouncing it like "ING"!

I am a Program Manager with a Designer background. I bring together diverse mindsets to create and deliver on innovative experiences. It brings me joy to support others and collaborate within teams to achieve our goals.

My Origin Story

Once upon a time, I was a design major in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University. My expertise in Product and UX Design landed me an internship and eventual full-time employment at Universal Orlando Resort with Universal Creative, NBCUniversal's theme park division, to design guest-facing immersive experiences within the R&D team. My frequent cross-functional collaboration with artists, engineers, legal, and other experts in various disciplines led me to develop an interest and skills for product management.

Today, I put my PM skills to the test! What started out as working with theme park ride vehicles has now turned into work with autonomous vehicles! I am currently contracting with Tezerakt LLC as a Technical Program Manager for Waymo, formerly the Google self-driving car project.

⭐ Experience

[2021-Present] Technical Program Manager - Waymo via Tezerakt LLC

[2018-2020] Associate Designer - Universal Orlando Resort

[2017-2018] Creative Coordinator - Universal Orlando Resort

[2016-2017] Design Intern - Universal Orlando Resort

[2016] Contract UX Designer - Advocado Agency

🎓 Education

I graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Science at the School of Interactive Arts & Technology (Design Concentration) and a Minor in Kinesiology.

I also participated in an international Study Abroad program to the design and industrial engineering department at Seoul National University for a year!

Currently enrolled in Google's Project Management Professional Certificate via Coursera.

🥰 In those spare hours...

I love to travel, explore the outdoors, bake, pretty up my nails, and dote over my friend's dogs! One day, I hope to have a dog too. You can probably also find me watching Korean dramas or casually playing video games!