Ingrid Ramon Parra

Cultural Anthropologist uncovering human insights in tech

San Francisco, California, United States of America


Hi, I'm Ingrid. I'm a human centered researcher that approaches challenges with a keen anthropological eye and a qualitative toolkit. I employ research design that does justice to the complexity of human emotions, practices and contexts. My goal is to produce findings rooted in the human experience, resulting in data-informed recommendations for product strategy and design. My philosophy is to give dedicated attention to the human, so that opportunities for improved design and innovation can emerge. My expertise lies in research for diversity and inclusion, and global communities.


Making Media:

From Filmmaker Warriors to Flash Drive Shamans / Oct 22, 2018

Parra, I. C. R., Zanotti, L., & da Silveira, D. S. (2018). Making Media: From Filmmaker Warriors to Flash Drive Shamans, 106–126.


Purdue University West Lafayette

Ph.D., Anthropology / August, 2022

West Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America

Loyola Marymount University

M.A., Bilingual Education / January, 2013

Los Angeles, California, United States of America

UC Riverside

B.A., Native American Studies / June, 2009

Riverside, California, United States of America



User Experience Researcher / January, 2022Present

User Experience Researcher for Fitbit at the intersection of health, gender, and equity.

Join Ingrid on NotedSource!
Join Now

At NotedSource, we believe that professors, post-docs, scientists and other researchers have deep, untapped knowledge and expertise that can be leveraged to drive innovation within companies. NotedSource is committed to bridging the gap between academia and industry by providing a platform for collaboration with industry and networking with other researchers.

For industry, NotedSource identifies the right academic experts in 24 hours to help organizations build and grow. With a platform of thousands of knowledgeable PhDs, scientists, and industry experts, NotedSource makes connecting and collaborating easy.

For academic researchers such as professors, post-docs, and Ph.D.s, NotedSource provides tools to discover and connect to your colleagues with messaging and news feeds, in addition to the opportunity to be paid for your collaboration with vetted partners.

Expert Institutions
NotedSource has experts from Stanford University
Expert institutions using NotedSource include Oxfort University
Experts from McGill have used NotedSource to share their expertise
University of Chicago experts have used NotedSource
MIT researchers have used NotedSource
Proudly trusted by
Microsoft uses NotedSource for academic partnerships
Johnson & Johnson academic research projects on NotedSource
ProQuest (Clarivate) uses NotedSource as their industry academia platform
Slamom consulting engages academics for research collaboration on NotedSource
Omnicom and OMG find academics on notedsource
Unilever research project have used NotedSource to engage academic experts