I am currently a Technical Program Manager at Amazon, leading a global initiative to ensure the accessibility of every Search feature, in compliance with the European Accessibility Act effective from June 2025. My career spans impactful roles at Amazon Web Services (AWS), Expedia, Google, and Stanford University, where I began as a data analyst. At AWS, I managed four customer-facing services and specialized in crafting financial models for service performance prediction and pricing strategies. During my tenure at Expedia, I spearheaded initiatives to enhance user experience during the pandemic, ensuring clarity on COVID-related guidelines and insurance protections across their brands. My journey at Google involved building automated cost allocation processes and enhancing data transparency across product areas like Ads, YouTube, and Cloud. At Stanford University, I contributed to influential projects analyzing investments in developing countries, which influenced substantial grants for infrastructure development. I am passionate about driving customer-facing product development processes and fostering collaboration across teams. My expertise includes backlog prioritization, risk assessment, and facilitating critical product meetings. I thrive on optimizing business processes and have a knack for clear communication and strategic alignment. As a mentor, I am committed to helping others navigate their career journeys, offering insights gained from my diverse experiences in tech and academia. Whether you're aiming to enhance product development strategies, navigate complex business challenges, or explore new career avenues, I'm here to provide guidance and support tailored to your goals.

My Mentoring Topics

  • Technical Program Management (TPM) Excellence: Guidance on prioritizing backlogs, managing risks, and fostering cross-functional collaboration.
  • Customer-Facing Product Development: Strategies for enhancing user experience, aligning product strategies with business goals, and optimizing portfolio performance.
  • Financial Modeling and Pricing Strategies: Insights into crafting models for service performance prediction, optimizing pricing, and managing cost allocations.
  • Accessibility and Compliance Initiatives: Expertise in implementing accessibility standards, ensuring regulatory compliance, and integrating accessibility into product development.
  • Career Development and Leadership: Personalized advice on navigating career transitions, developing leadership skills, and thriving in a dynamic tech industry.
  • Data Analysis and Strategic Decision-Making: Techniques for leveraging data analytics, influencing strategic decisions, and enhancing data transparency.
14.July 2024

Royana really takes out time to answer all the questions as through as possible. My mentoring session was Unrushed and she showed a lot of interest to understand and solve my current challenges.

13.July 2024

Royana is awesome as a mentor. she was able to answer all my questions and provide me some action items to work on at the end of the meeting. She openly shared her work experience and made the conversation really comfortable.

12.July 2024

I recently had my first session with Royana, and it was outstanding. She addressed all my questions and provided comprehensive advice on resume building, job searching, communication skills, and overall preparation. Royana was extremely helpful, humble, and easy to talk to. Thank you, Royana, for all your help and guidance. I look forward to our next meeting:)

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