Welcome! I am a Ph.D. candidate in the department of Human Centered Design and Engineering (HCDE). at the University of Washington. I am honored that my research is supported by a Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
My research sits at the intersection of accessibility, design research, and Disability Studies. . Overall, my research centers the experiences and scholarship of disabled people to improve how they are perceived in and through design, and to practically increase the accessibility of Human-Centered Design activities like empathizing, problem definition, brainstorming, prototyping, and testing.
I am advised by Daniela Rosner and David Ribes, and I have also collaborated extensively with Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) professor, Richard Ladner who continues to be an incredible mentor.
My most recent project presents the concept of interdependence as a frame for assistive technology design and research to complement prominent independence-focused technologies. Download our paper and learn more about this and my other projects here.