Mona Patel is CEO of Motivate Design, a user experience and design agency, and UX Hires, a user experience recruiting firm. In addition to managing two small businesses, judging contestants on The Amazing Startup, and teaching design research and strategy at Parsons The New School for Design, Mona is an accomplished speaker and writer on many things including user experience strategies, design thinking principles, business management, and breaking patterns to achieve a work/life balance. She holds a M.S. in Marketing Communications from Boston University and a B.S. in Engineering Psychology from Tufts University.