Jai Sawkar

School: Carnegie Mellon University

Age: 19

Current Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Hometown: Sammamish, WA

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Resume // Portfolio

Hi, my name is Jai, and I am a rising third-year pursuing both a Bachelor of Art in Architecture & an anticipated second major in Human Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon University.

Going into school, I knew I wanted to pursue a career in design; the idea of being a part of a user’s day-to-day life and making it simple and pleasing is an idea that I find both challenging and intriguing. In my two years of intense, architecture studio, I began to understand how to design both spatially and for users. Once in CMU, I learned about the HCI program; moreover, I learned about the world of UX/UI and Interface Design, and I knew this is the path for me.

Along with design, leadership has been a strong focus in my life starting in high school, and I have done my best to make sure I continue to foster these skills at CMU. I am the current Vice-President of CMU’s Chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students chapter, along with serving as the former Vice-Chair in Carnegie Mellon Senate and member of the Student Advisory Council for the School of Architecture.

Though school does its best to keep us busy, I also am an avid Pittsburgh Penguin & Seahawk Fan, and I enjoy photography, film, and music.