Welcome to my website! I am a third year Ph.D. student and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow in the department of Human Centered Design and Engineering (HCDE) at the University of Washington. I am advised by Daniela Rosner and David Ribes, and I began research with Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) professor, Richard Ladner who continues to be an incredible mentor. My work is at the intersection of accessibility, design research, and Disability Studies . Overall, I am interested in increasing the agency people with disabilities have in design and design cultures, and in elevating our voice in academic spaces.
Check out my projects page to learn more about my research!
In autumn 2016, I got an amazing opportunity to intern with Alex Taylor in the Human Experience and Design group at Microsoft Research in Cambridge, UK. I got great industry experience in summer 2016 as an intern at Microsoft as a researcher in Windows and Devices Group.
I have a degree in Psychology and minors in African American Studies and Women's Studies from the University of North Carolina Wilmington where I worked with Nora Noel as an undergraduate researcher in the Behavioral Examination of Alcohol, Caffeine, and Health (BEACH) Lab.