My name is Jacquelyn Iyamah. I have a B.A. in Social Welfare from UC Berkeley, where my focus was on making wellness more accessible and inclusive. I also have an M.S. in User Experience / Product Design from the University of Baltimore. Both my degrees place me at the intersection to design for the wellbeing or people.
For my thesis, I designed an online therapy platform that connects Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) to therapists of color. My research shows that there are several barriers that prevent BIPOC from getting therapy. allay is designed to reduce these barriers.