Meet Millu Araya, a member of Quizlet's Design team. Millu works closely with our Product team to create the look and flow of the Quizlet website and apps. She grew up in Ethiopia and moved to the United States to study design. After receiving a BFA in Design at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Millu worked at SoFi and Wells Fargo — and now we're happy to have her at Quizlet!
Learn more about Millu below:
Quizlet: What was one thing you wish you could have changed about high school?
I wish I could’ve taken more college-level classes that were aligned with my career so I could get a head start. I also wish my high school had elective classes that were career focused so that students could get insight and experience. This could potentially help them decide what they want to do after graduating.
Q: What was your favorite subject in high school?
I liked math and physics. I enjoyed problem-solving, although memorizing formulas for physics was sometimes a challenge.
Q: When did you decide to become a designer, and why?
I always had passion for art and design as a kid. My initial major was actually architecture; I enjoyed the design process and hands-on part of model making. However, I changed my major after taking graphic design class out of curiosity. One of the reasons I took the graphic design path was because it had a wide range of career opportunities. You can focus on branding, marketing, illustration, experience design, visual design or product design, and it had a problem-solving aspect which I enjoyed. It was also flexible in that you could work in different industries.
Q: What’s exciting to you about EdTech?
Education is so important in our life, and technology has enhanced that learning experience. EdTech has made learning so simple and easy; the gamification and sharing aspects also make it really fun. Learning something new has never been so accessible — there are many online resources and there is so much information available, and it’s only going to keep getting better.
Q: What do you like best about working at Quizlet?
The people and the collaborative environment. I like the fact that everyone here cares about our users. The team does a lot of research and reaches out to users to understand their needs. I’m happy to be part of a team that’s about helping others while working together to help Quizlet grow.