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Nancy Baym

Nancy Baym

Principal researcher | Microsoft | Class of 1994

If you thought 2017’s solar eclipse was something, you should have been on campus in 1994.

“Perhaps the most magical moment” of Nancy Baym’s UI experience, she’ll “never forget walking through that already beautiful space with the spaces between the leaves casting moon-shaped shadows on the sidewalk. 

“On a personal note,” adds the Boston-based principal researcher for Microsoft (Ph.D. '94), “I’ll always get sentimental over Espresso Royale on Oregon Street where, hoping to run into a man I’d met at a party the weekend before, I managed to arrive at the counter at exactly the same moment he did. 

“Coincidence? Or fate? 

“Nearly 30 years and two children together, we go with ‘fate.’”