Alumni Stories: Mike D'Andrea '12

"Immediately after graduating Dartmouth, I attended George Mason University to earn my M.A. in Human Factors and Applied Cognition (in the meantime, I worked in a behavioral sciences lab at JHU/APL). I used my degree to get a job at Google as a UX Researcher, where I've been working for the past 4 years.
My career is explicitly thanks to my opportunity to study Cognitive Science at Dartmouth (which was not my original major). When I realized I wanted a career built out of Cognitive Science, I used the Alumni Network to identify an alum who also had the degree and worked as a Human Factors Engineer at Lockheed Martin. After learning from him about his work, I pursued my M.A. and now have my current career."