Nalat Yulong / Design Strategist

Nalat has always had designing and making in her DNA. She is an experienced problem solver, with both analytical rigor and creative agility. Before she pivoted her career into human-centered design, Nalat was a construction project manager, a licensed Professional Engineer, and a sustainable design practitioner. Her passion for building has translated into creating service experiences that are built upon user empathy. Prior to joining Peer Insight, Nalat honed her innovation consulting skills tackling wicked problems in healthcare, agriculture, consumer products, and working alongside IDEO and Proctor & Gamble. Nalat holds an MS in Engineering Design Innovation from Northwestern University and a BS in Civil Engineering with an Architecture minor from University of California, Berkeley. 

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1:1 conversations, the cusp of disciplines, exploration trips, learning how things are made and improvising it myself, listening to audiobooks

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Three weeks into my time here, we had a “PI Olympics” where 3 teams completed mini-challenges over 2 weeks for the top prize. I was most impressed by how everyone carved time out of their busy schedules to have fun for 30 minutes, then immediately got back to their laser-focused work mode. The cherry on top? When team Momma Drama O’rama showed up with custom made t-shirts with George’s face on it (George was the competition judge). We don’t take ourselves too seriously, but we take whatever we do seriously. 

 

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