About Me

Life Long Learner. Intellectually Curious.

Ambitious. Human Centered.

Shanae Chapman is a Senior UX Designer, UX Adjunct Professor and Founder of Nerdy Diva. She has an MPS in Informatics from Northeastern University, Certificate in Leadership from MIT, Certificate in Web Design from Webster University, and BA in Communication with a Certificate in African American Studies from Saint Louis University.

Shanae is passionate about anti-racism education, user experience, cloud technology, collaboration, and entrepreneurship. Her career trajectory includes enterprise companies such as Boeing, IBM, RedHat, The MathWorks, and Akamai.

She has taught UX and Web Development at Lesley University, Northeastern University, Maryville University, and Fisher College.

Her side business, Nerdy Diva, focuses on creating more diverse and inclusive products, services, and workplaces through research, design and training.

Speaking Engagements


Conference Sessions

College Courses Taught

“Creative people do not merely see things for what they are; they see them for what they can be.”

julie israel


My Skills

I create design solutions from abstract concepts to polished, end-to-end workflows. I speak on design leadership, cloud technologies, and diversity in tech.

“look closely at the present you are constructing, it should look like the future you are dreaming.”

alice walker