Avatars & Commerce
Product Marketing Manager (She/Her)
Ara Parikh is a product marketing manager of the avatars and identity team at Meta. She previously led growth at a VR/AR startup, developed ads products at Meta, and consulted on long-term strategy for Fortune 500 companies. Ara graduated from Harvard University with a bachelor’s in economics.
Product Manager (She/Her)
Claire Yao is a product manager on the avatars and identity team at Meta, supporting efforts on VR and Meta technologies. She's built products for Facebook Communities, Dating, and Instagram Shopping, and helped launch new programs and funds at Airbnb and Goldman Sachs.
User Experience Researcher (Any Pronouns)
Jamie She is a metaverse avatars and identity user experience researcher. Her current work focuses on how people want to represent themselves in the metaverse and how avatar's wearables empower people to curate dynamic narratives of who they are and what they care about in the digital world.
Design Manager (He/Him)
Tyler Hopf is a design manager on the avatars and identity team at Meta. He has worked in technology and architecture at IrisVR, Diller Scofidio, Samsung, and Framestore. Tyler graduated from Princeton University with a master's in architecture and taught VR Design and the School of Visual Arts in NYC.
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