Kara DeFrias

Kara DeFrias

Senior Manager, Intuit

UX Director, Obama White House

Kara served as UX Director for Vice President Biden at the White House, where she led design for the Cancer Moonshot. Her background is a mix of private and public sector technology leadership experience, including 4 years with TurboTax and an appointment to the first class of Presidential Innovation Fellows. In the latter she served as an entrepreneur in residence, reimagining the relationship between the government and people from a technology perspective. She’s done pro-bono digital for orgs like Team Rubicon; spent 10 days in rural India teaching micro-entrepreneur women product management; and guest lectures at UC San Diego STEM Academy for high school girls.