Zain Khoja



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Cornell University

B.S. Information Science 路 May 2022

Concentration in User Experience

GPA 4.0



Design Systems Intern 路 June 2019 to Aug 2019

Created prototyping tools to speed up product design exploration flow, documentation sites to ease onboarding for new designers, and core components for Primer, GitHub鈥檚 open source design system.

Cornell AppDev

Product Designer 路 Jan 2019 to Present

Designed for Eatery, an application to help students find food on campus. Shipped the Collegetown Eatery expansion to the App Store to support students residing off-campus.


Starbucks Sampler

Jan 2019 to May 2019

Analyzed user needs and ideated a solution to encourage users to try new drinks. Designed and prototyped a feature encouraging users to try new drinks and share customized drinks with friends.


September 2018

Designed a mobile app using machine learning to prioritize situations for first responders during natural disasters. Recognized by Microsoft鈥檚 Azure team and IBM鈥檚 Call for Code competition for creating unique solutions to natural disasters.


xREZ Art + Science Lab

Research Assistant 路 Aug 2017 to May 2018

Analyzed data from 52 participants to further explore the concept of presence in virtual reality. Co-authored paper in the Engineering Reality of Virtual Reality conference 2018. Read more at

Aga Khan Foundation

University Ambassador 路 Sept 2016 to Present

Organized the annual Aga Khan Foundation Walk/Run, raising $1 million towards the alleviation of global poverty. Co-founded the Innovative Solutions Challenge, inviting students to solve issues faced by local communities.


a16z Generation Design Program

Jan 2019 to May 2019

Selected as part of a cohort of design mentees to connect with designers from companieswithin the a16z portfolio.

Eagle Scout

April 2015

Created an environmental education program for the City of Carrollton for children in elementary and middle school.



Figma, Sketch, Origami Studio




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