Annie Cantara is Associate Director of the Think Tank at the Paulson Institute, where she leads the creative team on conceptualization, product design, UI and UX, web development, and content distribution efforts. In addition to leading the creative team, Annie collaborates regularly with the research team to bring their analysis and products to life, in a way that’s both intellectually engaging and highly accessible. She has trained in user research, testing, and UX principles, and has expertise in prototyping, data visualization tools, and industry leading design software. She also works closely with the director on the overall creative strategy of the think tank. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Annie was the managing editor of the university’s independent student newspaper, The Chicago Maroon.