Kay Ashaolu

Alumni (MIMS 2013)


Interface design, service design, usability, startups, business, software engineering


My focus is on user interface design, service design, and how to create great products that offer a complete user experience and address a user pain and need. I’m very interested in startups and the creation of products from the ground up.

I graduated with a degree in electrical engineering from Princeton University in 2007, with a concentration in computer systems and software. I started as an IT associate at Morgan Stanley. After that I started my own web development business and created websites for small businesses, nonprofits, and startups.

I am currently a Senior Software Engineer at Ancestry.com where I help build the systems that process customers DNA to discover their genetic ethnicity as well as their possible family members that are currently in our database. We use the latest cutting edge technology in order to be able to analyze terabytes of data in order to provide value to our users.


B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering, Princeton University

MIMS, UC Berkeley School of Information

Last updated:

July 11, 2020