As a user experience researcher at Blink, Syrena seeks to capture the granularity of human behavior through conversation and observation, transform her observation into meaningful insights, and collaborate on strategy and build.
Prior to Blink, Syrena married mechanical engineering with user research in the medical device startup arena, consulting with numerous startups on product strategy and conducting usability evaluations for those in pursuit of FDA clearance. Most notably, Syrena led the product development of a medical device, from concept to validation for market launch, as lead engineer at Boston Microfluidics. Before entering the industry, Syrena spent four years in academia, studying mathematics, biomechanics, and biodevice design. She co-authored “Controlled Lagrangians and Stabilization of Discrete Spacecraft With Rotor,” which she presented at the 51st Annual IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and at the Summer School on Global Analysis and Applications in Levoca, Slovakia.
In addition to working in academia and the medical device industry, Syrena has collaborated with clients in financial services, mass media, staffing services, utilities, e-commerce, and systems and data management. At Blink, Syrena leads research projects that apply various foundational and evaluative methodologies for clients such as Amazon and Microsoft.