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Headshot of Stacey L. Houston II


Stacey L. Houston II

UX Researcher

I’m a Senior UX Researcher at Instagram. I currently lead research for Instagram’s Equity team in its quest to ensure people from underserved communities feel welcomed, supported and empowered on the platform and in their everyday lives. I use a variety of advanced quantitative and qualitative research methods to understand user need and to support product teams in building equitable products. My work draws from my prior academic and non-profit research experience in racial inequity to drive strategy decisions across the company. I also engage external stakeholders in conversations about how to address inequities in research and product development processes.


Racial equity, quantitative methods, mental health, crime and punishment, social media, social computing, and human computer interaction