Carrie Roy (AB 2002)
Carrie Roy (AB Harvard 2002; MA University of Iceland, MA PhD University of Wisconsin, Madison) is a UX and AI Design Lead for Purina specializing in data visualization and emerging technologies. Roy grew up on a cattle ranch in North Dakota and was recruited for the Harvard Track and Field Team. Following studies in Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard, she worked as a carpenter on a TV show and then worked at the Boston Museum of Fine Art. Following graduate studies in Iceland and Wisconsin, she completed a three year post-doctoral fellowship in digital humanities and worked in a lab exploring immersive virtual reality in health care and 3D data visualization. Transitioning out of academia, she found opportunities to combine her love of art and information through data-inspired art exhibits with museums and non-profits including the Folger Shakespeare Library, The Dictionary of American Regional English, a Knight Foundation grant working with the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, and an exhibit on analysis of Victorian novels. A unique opportunity to share her interest in both analytics and creativity occurred when she was selected to present a talk, “When Art Collides with Data” at TEDx MileHigh while living in Denver. She has since traveled internationally speaking about how we relate to data and information from a humanist perspective. Outside of work, Carrie enjoys woodworking and designing projects with her daughter, Tilda, and also talking politics with her husband, René (also class of 2002).