Desiree Garcia is a designer at Automattic and editor here at A List Apart. She dropped out of academia after listening to one The Big Web Show episodes too many. During the day, she works on the future of WordPress.com, the platform that runs about 30% of the web. Previously, she was at IBM Watson, where in addition to setting precedent for how designers might work with AI, she was also known as the Donut Queen. She blogs about design, psychology, and growing up with the web on dezzie.blog.